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Officials: Los Angeles County deputy kills man carrying gun

Noe Abarca
Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 17:56:18-04

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.