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Man killed by Azusa officer in adult video store robbery attempt

September 3, 2012 |  8:19 am

Officer-involved shootings reported in L.A. County
Homicide detectives Monday morning are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Azusa.

The slaying occurred shortly before 1 a.m. after an Azusa Police Department officer confronted a man who had allegedly tried to rob an adult video store near Citrus Avenue and Gladstone Street, authorities said.

An altercation broke out, and the officer fired at least one shot at the man. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Azusa police. No officers were reported injured.

The shooting was being investigated by detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

The name and age of the victim has not been released. No other details were immediately available.

Since January 2007, at least 227 officer-involved homicides have been reported in Los Angeles County, according to the Times Homicide Report database.


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Map shows officer-involved homicides reported in Los Angeles County since 2007. Credit: Times Homicide Report