An Azusa police officer shot and killed a man Thursday in a gun battle with a suspect. The shooting happened about two hours before the election and had nothing to do with voting. The suspect was standing in a park across the street from the elementary school, which also doubled as a polling place. County election officials advised people to vote elsewhere as a precaution. A lockdown was ordered at the two schools, but students were released after 4 p.m.
Police responded to a report of a vehicle being stolen near Jackson Avenue and tried to approach the driver. As the officers approached, the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire. The suspect shot the officer. The incident is currently under investigation by police. Although it is not clear if there was a motive for the shooting, investigators are trying to identify the suspect. The shooting has sparked outrage, as many of the people in the neighborhood are upset about the situation.
According to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officers, the suspects were identified by officials as a male and female. The victim was shot multiple times and died as a result. A woman, who had been arrested for possessing a stolen vehicle, was also arrested and is currently in jail. As a result of the shooting, authorities have temporarily closed polling places and secured the area. If you or a loved one was in Azusa on Election Day, you can bet that the investigation will go far.
Police aren’t saying that a motive was established, despite the fact that the shooting was reported on a state easement. Despite this, they do know the suspect. According to Jennifer Wu, spokesperson for the Azusa Police Department, the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects will be identified by a police detective and the investigation will begin. The motive for the shooting is still unknown. The investigation into the shooting is still in its early stages.
The shooting of Azusa took place in the 1000 block West Gladstone Street at 3:55 p.m. A man with a gun confronted police officers responding to a call for a stolen vehicle. The suspect fled as soon as the officers approached him. During a scuffle, the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire. The suspect was shot by the officer and declared dead at the scene.
The suspect and the woman in the car were arrested. A police dog was used to subdue the suspect who refused to exit the vehicle. After the shooting, the suspects were arrested. The suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting at Azusa. In addition to this, the suspect was harmed during the chase. Although the chase was unusual for Azusa Police Department it was important to investigate and identify the suspect.