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Man fatally shot by Huntington Park police identified

July 15, 2011 |  8:54 am

HR A man fatally shot by Huntington Park police was identified Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as 23-year-old Nahun Hernandez Garcia of San Fernando.

Police say Garcia pointed a handgun at officers before they shot him. He died Wednesday at the scene in the 2600 block of Zoe Avenue.

Officers reported that they came upon Garcia running from a store in 6600 block of Pacific Boulevard, where a robbery had been reported. Officers on foot and in patrol cars chased Garcia, who turned and pointed a handgun at them, police said.

The officers opened fire, fatally wounding Garcia in the upper body, police said.


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Image: Map shows location of Wednesday's shooting in purple, as well as 86 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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