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Man held after fatally shooting mother of his child outside Hawthorne police station

A man was arrested Sunday night after authorities say he shot and killed the mother of his child during a custody exchange in front of Hawthorne police headquarters.

A man was arrested Sunday night after shooting and killing the mother of his child during a custody exchange in front of Hawthorne police headquarters, according to officials.

The shooting happened at around 6 p.m. outside the station at 12501 S. Hawthorne Blvd., police Lt. Ti Goetz said. The woman, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

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An officer who heard shots from inside the station rushed outside, spotted the suspect and opened fire, Goetz said. It is unclear whether the suspect was shot as he escaped in a black Chevy pickup truck.

The suspect, whom police did not identify, was arrested at the 4400 block of 134th Street in Hawthorne about 9 p.m., Goetz said.

The couple’s 17-month-old daughter was present at the shooting but was not harmed, police said.

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