GARDENA ( — A suspect was shot and killed by Gardena police officers Thursday night following a disturbance, while a second suspect was taken into custody unhurt, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports.

Gardena police officers shot and wounded the man at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 14100 block of Van Buren Court. Police were patrolling in the 1000 block of West Rosecrans Avenue when they noticed a disturbance in the parking lot of a business, according to LASD. Officers were assisting a security guard with the disturbance when one of the suspects involved in the disturbance fired at least one round and ran from the parking lot, LASD reports.

During the ensuing attempt to capture the suspect, officers shot him at least once in the torso. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, the sheriff’s department said. He was not immediately identified. The exact circumstances that prompted the shooting were not confirmed. No officers were hurt.

Two handguns believed to belong to the suspect were recovered by police.

A second man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody. LASD homicide detectives were assisting the Gardena Police Department with the investigation.


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