West Covina police fatally shoot wanted suspect while trying to apprehend him
A man wanted on a parole warrant died after he was shot multiple times by West Covina police Monday afternoon, according to authorities.
The shooting occurred at 12:33 p.m. near the 700 block of North Sunset Avenue in West Covina, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation.
West Covina police officers assigned to a U.S. Marshals’ task force tried to apprehend the man, deputies said. He was wanted on one count of assault with a deadly weapon in addition to the outstanding parole warrant.
Officers saw the suspect, described only as about 40 years old, in a vehicle in a parking lot, deputies said. He got out of the vehicle and tried to run, deputies said.
Officers tried to detain him but the man allegedly took out a firearm, prompting officers to open fire, deputies said.
“The suspect was struck multiple times in the upper torso and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene,” deputies said.
Investigators recovered a firearm at the scene, deputies said.
Authorities continue to process evidence and canvass the area for surveillance video, deputies said.
Further information about the case was not available Monday night.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Those who want to stay anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). They can also download the “P3 Tips” mobile app onto their phone via Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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