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Police Shoot and Kill Man Brandishing Metal Pole at Carl's Jr.

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A man swinging a three-foot metal pole and allegedly breaking windows in a Carl's Jr. in Monterey Park was shot and killed by police officers this morning.

CBS News reports that responded to a call for help at about 9:30 a.m. on the 1200 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue. When they arrived at the restaurant, customers were leaving along with the suspect, who was reportedly still brandishing the pole.

The man was allegedly hit once by officers with a stun gun. He then came towards them and swung the pole twice, and that's when police opened fire, wounding him.

He later died of his injuries. He's described as between 20 and 30 years old, but his name hasn't been released.