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L.A. Police Shoot Man Barricaded in Rosemead

  • By David Barron

Los Angeles Police shot and killed a man who was barricaded in a Rosemead home Tuesday (12-29-15) after a portion of the neighborhood was evacuated.

The shooting occurred after a six-hour standoff in the vicinity of Loftus and Strang streets between Temple City Boulevard and Baldwin AVenue. Councilwoman Sandra Armenta said in a Facebook posting that evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes at shortly after noon on Wednesday.

The county Coronor did not release the name of the dead man because his next of kin had not been notified.

L.A. police were attempting to serve a search warrant and arrest a suspect at the Rosemead location. It was related to a murder at a residence in the 3500 block of Strange Avenue, according to press reports. 

L.A. Police reported that crisis negotiators tried to communicate with the suspect and have him surrender. "Several hours later, SWAT deployed tear gas," a police spokes person said, according to the Pasadena Star News.  The man was a suspect in the Dec. 27 fatal shooting of Henry Estrada, the Star-News said.

Councilwoman Armenta stated in Facebook: "This was a Los Angeles Police Department investigation and not Sheriffs. Our Rosemead Sheriff team and staff were there (at the scene) to assist."

She also reported that the Red Cross set up an emergency Shelter at Rosemead Community Center where four people spent the night.

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