Suspect wanted in connection with shooting dies after Duarte officer-involved shooting

Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:12AM
A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in Pasadena has died following an officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say.


DUARTE, Calif. - A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in Pasadena has died following an officer-involved shooting in Duarte on Friday, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say.

The suspect, described as a 28-year-old armed parolee, engaged in a shootout with officers shortly after 1 p.m. at Encanto Park in the 700 block of Encanto Parkway, LASD-Homicide Bureau officials said.

Detectives said a U.S. Marshals Task Force, which included the Pasadena Police Department, Glendale Police Department and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation personnel, were actively searching for the suspect when they found him sitting in a car with a woman.

Possible undercover units appeared to have trapped the suspect's car in a parking lot before the officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect vehicle's back window was seen shattered, apparently from the gunfire.

The suspect was shot at least once and airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he later died, officials said. The 36-year-old woman was also struck but is expected to survive, officials said. She was in possession of narcotics and arrested for the charge.

Four officers were involved in the shooting: one from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, two from the Pasadena Police Department and one from the Glendale Police Department, according to a press release from the LASD. One of the officers was treated for minor injuries.

Officials said the unidentified suspect was wanted for attempted murder in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday night in Pasadena.

Encanto Parkway was temporarily closed between Royal Oaks and Huntington drives as officials investigated the scene.

LASD-Homicide Bureau officials were assisting Pasadena police in the investigation.
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