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Repo Man Murdered After Legally Towing a Car, L.A. Deputies Say

Repo Man Murdered After Legally Towing a Car, L.A. Deputies Say
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You've seen repo men and women on reality television, and even though the scenarios sometimes seem set up, you get the picture: This is a dangerous job.

One L.A.-area repo man was murdered yesterday after he hooked up a car and drove away in his tow truck, only to be followed by people in "multiple vehicles," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

A shots fired call at Rosecrans and Atlantic avenues in Compton brought out the cops ... 

 ... shortly before 4:10 a.m., according to the department.

The driver had "lawfully repossessed a car in Compton and was possibly followed by others," according to the sheriff's statement.

The man drove, repo'd car in-tow, to Firestone and Rayo avenues in Compton, where he "then collided into a car," exited his truck and was shot, deputies said.

First responders took the 50-year-old to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's department.

A description of the shooter or any of those chase cars was not yet available. The victim's identity had yet to be released.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Dennis Romero on Twitter at @dennisjromero. Follow LA Weekly News on Twitter at @laweeklynews.


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