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Armed robbery suspect shot, killed by Huntington Park officers

July 13, 2011 | 11:24 pm

Huntington Park police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon who was suspected in a robbery of a jewelry store and pointed a gun at them as he tried to flee, authorities said.

Shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress in the 6600 block of  Pacific Boulevard, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The department investigates officer-involved shootings in many smaller towns in the county.

As the officers arrived, authorities said, a man ran from the store, allegedly with a bag full of stolen property. The man fled on foot, with one officer following on foot and others in two cars.

The chase continued into the 2600 block of Zoe Avenue. There, the man turned and pointed a gun at the officer chasing on foot, officials said. He was shot and killed; the report from the Sheriff's Department does not say how many officers were involved.

The man's identity was not immediately available Wednesday night.

No officers were injured in the incident. A gun was recovered at the scene, according to the report.


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