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Attorney: Man was shot in back by Los Angeles County deputy

Andres Guardado
Posted at 12:34 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 15:34:56-04

(AP) — A lawyer for the family of a man killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy last month says an independent autopsy revealed 18-year-old Andres Guardado was shot five times in the back.

Attorney Adam Shea says Wednesday the autopsy was performed by the independent forensic pathologist after the sheriff’s department placed a security hold on a report prepared by the county’s medical examiner-coroner office.

The department has said deputies saw Guardado with a gun and he began to run, leading to a chase and the shooting.

Investigators have said they don’t believe Guardado fired at deputies.