One Man Wounded in Azusa Officer-Involved Shooting
Homicide detectives on Saturday continued their investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Azusa, authorities said.
Officers from the Azusa Police Department responded at 8:15 p.m. Friday to a home in the 700 block of Citrus Avenue (map) regarding a domestic violence call, according to Deputy Amber Smith of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
When the officers arrived a man “opened the door and pointed a handgun at them, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Smith said in a statement.
The man was struck once in the upper torso, authorities said. He was was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, according to Smith.
Neither the officers nor a second person at the residence were injured.
No other details were immediately available.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, text the letters “TIPLA” and a tip to 274637, or visit lacrimestoppers.org.