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Bell police fatally shoot man after chase ends in South Gate

February 4, 2010 |  8:04 am


Bell police are searching for the alleged accomplice of a man they shot and killed early Thursday morning after a car chase in South Gate.

Police were following a white car from Bell to South Gate shortly after midnight when it crashed at Seville Avenue and Santa Ana Street, authorities said.

Police and the car's occupants fired at each other, and one of the officers hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the incident.

The other man escaped and authorities were still looking for him, officials said. No officers were injured.

Authorities did not disclose what caused police to follow the men in the first place or what caused the officers to open fire.

-- My-Thuan Tran

Photo: Investigators from various law enforcement agencies at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in South Gate. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Learn more about more than 100 fatal officer-involved shootings in L.A. County since January 2007 on The Times' interactive Homicide Report, which documents all deaths determined by the county coroner to be at the hand of another person.


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