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.

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An officer-involved shooting in Azusa left one man wounded on April 4, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

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.


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