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Tony Argon, L.A. Homicide No. 51: Teenager Shot Dead After Pulling a Knife on Alleged Shooter

Tony Argon

Los Angeles TimesTony Argon

Tony Argon, an 18-year-old Latino boy, was shot in the chest in the 4300 block of South Ascot Avenue on March 5.

Around 8:30 p.m., Argon starting yelling with the suspect and at one point brought out a knife. That is when the shooter pulled out a gun and fired it upon Argon multiple times, said Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

The victim was taken to County-USC Medical center and died at 9:30 p.m., an hour after the initial altercation.

The Central-Alameda neighborhood where Argon was killed is very residential. The closest building, other than houses and apartments, to where the incident occurred is a Baptist church a block away.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.