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Parole violator shot after threatening officer with knife

February 18, 2012 | 11:10 am

Image: Map shows location of where an officer-involved shooting occurred in Duarte. Source: Google Maps The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Duarte in which an officer shot a parolee who pulled a knife on him, officials said.

Investigators said the parole officer, who was dressed in plain clothes, was searching for a parole violator and believed he spotted him in the 1900 block of Huntington Drive in Duarte.

At one point, the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded the officer's cellphone, authorities said. The officer identified himself, and the suspect came at him with a knife, prompting the officer to fire. The officer shot the suspect several times in the upper torso.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital and later released. He has not been identified by authorities and has yet to be arrested, although he will be booked on suspicion of attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and a violation of his parole, authorities said.

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-- Rick Rojas

Image: Map shows the location where an officer-involved shooting occurred in Duarte. Source: Google Maps

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