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Man found dead on Malibu beach had been shot

Man found dead on Malibu beach had been shot
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found on a Malibu beach Monday.

A homeless man whose body was found Monday on a Malibu beach turned out to have been shot, the coroner’s office said Thursday.

Deputies responded to a report of a body found near the 25600 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu around Monday, authorities said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 p.m., and investigators initially said no foul play was suspected.

But the Los Angeles County coroner's office on Thursday said the man, identified as 42-year-old Miguel Guardado Jr., had been shot in the chest and the cause of death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information about the death can reach the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500 or, if they want to remain anonymous, (800) 222-8477.

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