TORRANCE (CBSLA) — Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting involving an officer in Torrance.

Torrance police responded to the scene, located in the 1700 block of Carson St., near Western, shortly after 8 p.m.

Police say they were flagged down by a man who said he saw his car, which had been stolen two days earlier, being driven in the area.

Officers found the car parked in a Ralph’s parking lot and went to talk with the man inside. They say the man was armed with a rifle and that’s when officers opened fire.

The suspect died at the scene. No officers were injured.

The identity of the suspect is pending confirmation by investigators and notification of his family.

 

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