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Coffee Drinker Shot Point-Blank In The Face, Robbed In DtLA

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Police report that a 25-year-old man sipping coffee on Wednesday, waiting for his boss to pick him up in downtown Los Angeles, was shot point-blank in the face by an assailant who then rifled through the his pockets and fled down an alley, reports the Daily News.

According to Lt. Paul Vernon, head the LAPD's Central Detective Division, the shooting occurred on Pico Boulevard, between Main and Los Angeles, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Officers found the victim's tooth near a pool of blood, the bullet reportedly went through his jaw and out, and a shell casing was found near a wall. The Daily News reports that the victim, who's name has not been released, was hospitalized in stable condition.

According to Vernon, reports the Daily News, security officers noticed a young, tall Latino man wearing a baseball cap and white shirt with gray Ed Hardy-like writing, take off a green shirt from around his neck, wipe his face, and run.