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Pursuit ends in fatal police shooting

February 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A police pursuit in Huntington Park ended in a fatal officer-involved shooting on Saturday night.Huntington Park police shot and killed 23-year-old Steven Hernandez shortly before 10 p.m.

Police said they were pursuing a car matching the description of one used in an armed robbery when the suspect got out of the car and ran.

Officers said they opened fire because they feared for their lives, but investigators said no weapons were found at the scene.

Police, the Sheriff's homicide unit and the D.A.'s Office are all investigating the shooting.


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