COVINA (CBSLA) — Protesters gathered outside the alleged home of Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Vega, who shot and killed Andres Guardado back in June.
Sky9 was over the scene Wednesday night where officers from the Covina and Glendora police departments and deputies with LASD responded to the scene.READ MORE: Opponents Of 17-Ton Marilyn Monroe Statue In Palm Springs Dealt Blow By Judge
Guardado was shot and killed on June 18 while working as an informal security guard at an auto body shop in Gardena.
Investigators said deputies were patrolling the area when they reportedly saw Guardado with a gun and gave chase. Deputies said they ordered the teen to the ground. Once he was on the ground, deputies said he reached for his gun and Vega opened fire.READ MORE: Biden Ramps Up Vaccine Push With New Rules For Federal Workers And Call For $100 Payments
Autopsy reports from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and an independent medical examiner found that Guardado was shot in the back five times.
The Thursday night protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the protesters left the scene.MORE NEWS: Search Underway For Newport Beach Hiker Matt Thoke Missing For 9 Days In Sequoia National Park
Video of the demonstration was posted to Facebook.