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Man shot to death by police in South Gate

June 27, 2011 | 10:37 am

Beyond the yellow police tape, bullet holes are visible on the windshield of a silver pickup truck after a shooting in a South Gate parking lot. One man was reported to have been fatally shot in the incident.

A South Gate police officer gunned down a man in a motel parking lot early Monday, officials said.

Few details were available but a confrontation with a man occurred at 2:04 a.m. and shots were fired, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The man died at the scene in the 8900 block of Atlantic Avenue, Thomas said.

The identity of the South Gate officer who shot the fatal round was not released.

Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators will investigate and turn the results over to South Gate police and the L.A. County district attorney's office.

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Photo: Beyond the yellow police tape, bullet holes are visible in the windshield of a silver pickup truck after a shooting in a South Gate parking lot. One man was reported to have been fatally shot in the incident. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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