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Holes found in tale of alleged shooting during iPhone sale

The shooting appeared to be another cautionary tale about answering online ads. A 19-year-old told police he was shot after he responded to a Craigslist ad for an iPhone in Pacoima. The victim — along with his girlfriend and father who accompanied him to buy the phone — identified Alexis Soria as one of the men who assaulted him, according to police records. But on Tuesday, the district attorney's office announced it was unable to proceed with attempted murder and other charges against Soria and the case was dismissed. Defense attorney Michael A. Goldstein said the dismissal came after he unearthed video evidence that undermines the victim's account of the...

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