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Suspect shot and killed by Downey officers

October 23, 2011 |  7:46 am

A suspect was shot and killed by Downey police officers Saturday night, officials said.

L.A. County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting but had limited information. The shooting occurred at about 7:16 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard.

A spokeswoman at the sheriff's headquarters said one suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and it was unclear whether a second suspect had also been shot.

KTLA reported that Downey police officers were responding to a possible robbery at a nearby Bank of America when they encountered a man meeting the suspect's description. Reports say the man fought officers, leading to the shooting.

Sheriff's detectives were already investigating the fatal shooting of a man by Downey officers on Oct. 12.

Downey police referred questions to the sheriff's department.

— Abby Sewell

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