Simi Valley police fatally shoot man who fired at officers, authorities say
Simi Valley police fatally shot a man Thursday night after he pulled out a gun and shot at the officers, according to authorities.
The shooting occurred at 8:04 p.m. in the area of Los Angeles Avenue and 1st Street, said Cmdr. Ritchie Lew, a Simi Valley Police Department spokesperson.
Earlier Thursday, Los Angeles police told Simi Valley police that a murder suspect was in their area, Lew said. Officers came across a man who matched the description and tried to make contact.
The man took out a gun and shot at the officers, Lew said. Police returned fire, striking the man, and then started giving him first aid, Lew said.
Medical personnel arrived and took over first aid efforts, but the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene, Lew said.
The man was later identified as Derrick Padilla, 29, from Los Angeles, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.
No officers were hurt, Lew said. Investigators were working to find out whether the man is the murder suspect wanted by Los Angeles police.
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