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Apparent Holdup Target Is Killed

A 39-year-old Los Angeles man was fatally wounded during an apparent robbery attempt at a parking lot of the McDonnell Douglas plant in the Harbor Gateway area, Los Angeles police reported.

The victim, identified as Alfred Dean Corbin, was shot about 2:40 p.m. Monday after he was approached in the company parking lot in the 1400 block of 190th Street by three suspects who later fled in a white compact car.

Corbin was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he died.

A company spokesman said Corbin worked as a metal bonder. Records indicated that he was first employed by the company in 1971, but it was not known if he had worked for the firm continuously, the spokesman said.

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Police, who are investigating, declined further comment on the killing.


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