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Matthew Butcher, L.A. Homicide No. 138: 27-Year-Old Matthew Butcher Fatally Shot At L.A. Pot Shop

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Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 5:18 PM

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Police identified 27-year-old Matthew Benjamin Butcher as the victim killed in Thursday's robbery of an Angeleno Heights pot shop.

He was the son of a local labor leader, according to Eastsider LA. Julie Butcher is regional director of Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents city employees. (View map after the jump)


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Butcher was fatally shot inside the Higher Path Holistic dispensary on June 24 around 4:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Sunset Blvd. A co-worker at the Higher Path Holistic shop was also shot and was in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

Anyone with any information about the shooting should contact Robbery Homicide Division Detectives at (213) 486-6894.

-With reporting from City News Service.

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