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Fatal police shooting closes PCH

April 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police shot and killed a suspect in Wilmington after a pursuit Wednesday. The male suspect was shot in the chest and body by a police officer.

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All lanes of PCH in Wilmington were closed after the shooting.

A command post was established on Pacific Coast Highway, west of Eubank Ave.

The shooting happened near the intersection of E. Pacific Coast Highway and Eubank Ave. at approximately 3:44 p.m. The police pursuit reportedly began at approximately 3:30 p.m. and ended in Banning Park.

According to LAPD Spokesman Jason Lee, the officer involved was not wounded. A bullet reportedly ricocheted off of a second police officer's bulletproof vest.

A crowd that gathered at the scene of the incident reportedly included members of the deceased suspect's family. One woman identified herself as the suspect's sister. She said the suspect was 26-year-old David Cedillo.

 

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