Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Man In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD (CBS) — An off-duty Santa Ana police officer fatally shot a man in Lakewood Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. in the 20700 block of Studebaker Road, said sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports.

The officer saw two suspects breaking into a vehicle and chased one of them in his car, resulting in a confrontation between the suspect and the officer.

“That suspect got into the driver’s seat of the car, the officer gave him commands to stop,” Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.

Instead of complying with the orders, the suspect reached into his waistband and the officer fired four shots, killing the suspect, Lt. Hernandez said.

The suspect, whose identity was not released, died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The second suspect remains at large.

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