Police fatally shoot man who barricaded himself in truck in South Gate

SOUTH GATE CA NOVEMBER 28, 2017 -- An investigating is underway in the 2700 block of Illinois Avenu
Authorities investigate the scene of a police shooting that left a suspect dead in the 2700 block of Illinois Avenue in South Gate on Nov. 28.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Police shot and killed a 40-year-old man armed with a gun who had barricaded himself in a truck for more than three hours late Monday night, authorities said.

The man died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The standoff began about 7:35 p.m Monday in the 2700 block of Illinois Avenue near Stanford Avenue in South Gate, authorities said. The suspect lived in the area and was wanted on suspicion of hitting his live-in girlfriend with a handgun on Sunday. He fled after the attack and his girlfriend was hospitalized, said sheriff’s Lt. Jose Mendoza.

When the woman returned from the hospital Monday, she believed her boyfriend was in the area and called the South Gate police, who had obtained an arrest warrant for the man.


Police found the man in his truck on Illinois Avenue and he refused to get out, which led to a standoff. The suspect fired shots out of the passenger door but no officers were hit, authorities said.

Five South Gate police officers and one Huntington Park police officer returned fire. He was brought out of the truck by a police dog after he was shot. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

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8:55 a.m.: This article was updated with confirmation of details by a sheriff’s spokesman.

This article was originally published at 8 a.m.

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