EL MONTE (CBSLA) — Officers with the El Monte Police Department fatally shot a man Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
According to LASD, the shooting happened at about 1:55 p.m. near the corner of Durfee and Garvey avenues following a report of a robbery from a nearby store.READ MORE: LAPD Chief Michel Moore Admitted To Hospital After 'Not Feeling Well'
When officers arrived on the scene, they saw a man matching the description of the alleged thief and attempted to make contact when the man ran eastbound onto the off-ramp of Durfee Avenue, according to LASD.READ MORE: At Least 15 People Killed After SUV, Big-Rig Collide In Imperial County
The officer then caught up with the suspect and a fight ensued. A second officer arrived to help the first officer. The shooting happened during the physical altercation, according to LASD.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, though no officers were injured.MORE NEWS: Hollywood Gets Casual: Bill Murray, Jason Sudeikis Among Those Dressed Down For The Golden Globes
LASD was handling the investigation.