Authorities identify man killed in police shooting after crashing stolen truck in Wilmington

Officers stand next to a patrol car behind police tape.
An investigation is underway after a man was fatally shot by police in Wilmington on Tuesday morning.

Authorities have identified the man who died in a shooting with police officers early Tuesday after he crashed a stolen truck in Wilmington and tried to flee, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The L.A. County medical examiner-coroner’s office identified the man as 41-year-old Jason Sanderson and ruled his death a homicide. He died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, officials said.

At about 3:30 a.m., police officers were pursuing a stolen truck near Quay Avenue and E Street, according to LAPD social media posts. A man was driving the vehicle, and after the crash, he got out of the truck and ran away, the LAPD said.

“Evidence suggests that Savannah Graziano was a participant in shooting at our deputies,” the San Bernardino County sheriff said Wednesday.

Sept. 28, 2022

Officers chased the man on foot and shot him, police said. The man was taken into custody. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The man’s handguns were at the scene and will be booked as evidence, police said. No bystanders or officers were wounded during the shooting. The incident is under investigation.


The area around Quay Avenue from Anaheim to D streets will remain closed for several hours, according to an LAPD spokesperson.