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Father of three fatally shot during home invasion

December 13, 2011 |  6:39 am

Father of three fatally shot during home invasion
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the slaying of a father of three by a home invasion robber who locked the man’s family in a bedroom of their home near Arcadia.

The man, his wife and three children, ages 3, 5, and 6, were returning home to the 11000 block of Kristi Court about 8 p.m. Monday when they were confronted by an armed man who demanded cash, according to an L.A. County Sheriff's Department report.

The father, whose name was not released, handed over the family’s rent money, which was all the money he possessed. The gunman demanded more, according to the report.

He took the family at gunpoint inside the home and shut the mother and three children inside a bedroom.  A short while later, they heard gunshots and ran out to find the father dead on the floor.

The intruder had already left the scene, according to the report. Officials did not have a good description of the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at  (323) 890-5500.


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Photo: A father of three was fatally shot Monday night. Credit: KTLA-TV.