GARDENA, Calif. — (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a deputy’s fatal shooting of a young man who reportedly was working as a security guard at an auto body shop.
The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday in the Gardena area. An uncle says the man was his 18-year-old nephew Andres Guardado.
A Sheriff’s Department statement does not give specific details of why the deputy fired. It says deputies observed the man, he produced a firearm and then ran between two businesses.
The shooting occurred after a short foot pursuit and the man died at the scene. The department says a handgun was recovered.