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Suspect sought in killing of skateboarder

City News Service | 10/24/2012, 5 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies identified a man who was fatally shot in Compton while sitting in a car with another man and a 10-month-old baby.

Charley Ford, 24, was fatally shot in the 2100 block of Wilmington Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and later declared dead at a hospital, according to deputies with the sheriff's headquarters bureau.

The other man, Terell Gibbs and his baby daughter were unharmed, deputies said.

No immediate arrests were made. The suspect was last seen running south on Wilmington Avenue, deputies said.

According to investigators, Ford was a Moreno Valley resident who was visiting friends in Compton when he was killed.

Another news report described Ford as an avid skateboarder who wanted to go pro, and he participated in his chosen sport in Paramount, Carson, Long Beach and other locations around the region.

Authorities are asking anyone with more information about the killing to call homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.