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Man shot dead by police during domestic violence call in Monterey Park

A domestic violence call escalated into a fatal officer-involved shooting in the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

February 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
An armed man was shot and killed by Monterey Park police Friday.

The officer-involved shooting occurred in the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Investigators responded to a call of a disturbance between a boyfriend and girlfriend at a motel shortly after midnight.

When responding officers arrived at the scene, they found a car leaving the scene. Authorities pulled the car over at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Harding Avenue. The man reportedly exited the vehicle brandishing a handgun and an officer-involved shooting ensued.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released pending notification of kin.

No officers were injured in the shooting. Authorities said a handgun was recovered at the scene.

The circumstances surrounding the initial domestic violence call remained unclear. The investigation is ongoing.