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Carlos Castillos, 22

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Carlos Castillos, 22, a young Latino man, was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting at the intersection of Park View Street and Ocean View Avenue near MacArthur Park at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. According to police, officers with LAPD’s Rampart Division responded to a report that an armed man had tried to rob three people in separate incidents. Officers spotted Castillo near the intersection, where they pulled over, got out of their patrol car, and instructed him in English and Spanish to drop his gun. Castillo then allegedly pointed the gun at the officers and was shot once in the upper body, authorities said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m. A gun was recovered at the scene, authorities added.


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