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Coroner IDs Man Fatally Shot In El Sereno Officer-Involved Shooting

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EL SERENO (CBS) — A coroner’s official has identified an alleged gunman who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Saturday in the El Sereno area.

The suspect, identified by coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie as 34-year-old Juan Nunez, was fatally shot about 12:45 p.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of Axtell Street, City News Service reports.

Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department told CBS2’s Edward Lawrence that officers were responding to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon when they were confronted by the suspect who was armed.

Eisenman said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A gun was recovered.

No officers were injured in the shooting, Eisenman said.

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