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Suspect in double homicide killed by police on La Mirada roof

March 1, 2012 | 11:56 am

 A man suspected in a Los Angeles double homicide was killed by police officers Thursday on the roof of a La Mirada home when he tried to flee after firing at them, authorities said.

Los Angeles police said the man fired one round before three officers fired back.

Police officials said the man died at the scene; news helicopters showed live video of the man lying on the roof and covered by a white sheet.

Although officials did not release his name, he was described as a 27-year-old with gang connections.

Officers arrived at the house at the 15500 block of Escalona Road on Thursday morning with an arrest warrant for the man, wanted in connection with a double homicide in November in the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck division.

No officers were injured.


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