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Downey officers kill hatchet-wielding man

March 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
For the second time in two days, a person has been killed by Downey police officers.Officers opened fire on a man near Paramount Boulevard and Imperial Highway at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, a spokesperson from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Detectives said the man was carrying a hatchet while walking in traffic. When the suspect refused to drop his weapon officers opened fire, killing the man.

No suspect description was immediately available.

On Friday 31-year-old Albert Valencia died after being shocked with a Taser by Downey police officers.


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