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Man, 23, found fatally shot, identified

City News Service | 1/30/2013, 10:28 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--Authorities have identified a man who was found fatally shot in an alley in an unincorporated area abutting South Los Angeles.

The man identified by the coroner's office as Richard Backner, 23, of Los Angeles, was discovered in the 9400 block of Normandie Avenue in Westmont at 7:36 p.m. Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the sheriff's headquarters bureau.

Anyone with more information about the shooting was asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tipsters also can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.