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Man Killed in Botched Drug Deal, Police Say

A man was shot and killed Thursday night in an apparent drug deal gone awry, police said Friday.

Officers responded to a call around 10 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 10900 block of Bluffside Drive, not far from where a December shootout left an LAPD officer wounded and a suspect dead, said Det. Mike Coffey of the LAPD’s North Hollywood Division.

Police arrived to find Rogers Davis, 31, of Lake View Terrace, with a gunshot wound to the chest, he said.

Davis was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

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Several pounds of marijuana were recovered from the apartment, and police are searching for two men who witnesses say fled the scene, Coffey said.


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