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Coroner Identifies Carjacker Killed By Off-Duty Officer

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities Wednesday identified a man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer while allegedly trying to carjack the officer at gunpoint in the Harbor Gateway area.

Miguel Sanchez, Jr., 21, died at the scene, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.

The shooting happened about 11:50 p.m. Monday at Denker Avenue and 224th Street, the LAPD reported. The officer was uninjured.

The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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