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LA County Sheriff's Deputies Shoot And Kill 18-Year-Old In Gardena

L.A. County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a young man identified by family members as 18-year-old Andres Guardado on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The family says Guardado worked as a security guard. (Screenshot courtesy of NBCLA)
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A young man was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy near Gardena Thursday night, and an investigation is underway Friday morning.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on West Redondo Beach Boulevard near Figueroa Street.

Family members have identified the man as 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who they say worked as a security guard, according to our media partner NBCLA. Television footage showed a tense standoff at one point between locals and deputies across yellow crime scene tape.

Officials say deputies were patrolling the area and spotted Guardado. They say he saw the deputies, pulled out a gun and began running. Deputies chased him on foot and ultimately shot him. Guardado was pronounced dead on scene.

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Lt. Charles Calderaro with the L.A. County Sheriff's department told NBCLA that Guardado was not wearing a security uniform and that a handgun was recovered at the scene.

Guardado's boss says he ran because he was scared.

No deputies were injured.


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