A man was fatally shot by Alhambra police on Friday night after officers responded to a disturbance between a family, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed.
Officers arrived at the scene in the 2900 block of West Main Street around 7:25 p.m. after a woman called 911 to report a disturbance between herself, her husband and her adult son, the Sheriff's Department said.
When they arrived, police heard multiple gunshots near the residence. Officers positioned themselves across the street and the suspect shot several rounds at them, officials said.
Officers then exchanged gunfire with the suspect.
The suspect was shot at least once and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Eduardo by his mother Lisa Fernandez. Fernandez told KTLA exclusively that Eduardo was a veteran who was struggling with post-traumatic stress and mental illness since returning from his service in the U.S. Marines.
"He just hasn't been the same," said Fernandez. "My son didn't come back the same."
He came to his parent's home and began acting erratically, brandishing a gun before the couple called police, according to Fernandez.
"This isn't the first time he's pulled a gun on us but he's our son," said Fernandez. "Being an adult with mental illness there's nothing that a parent can do and that's unfortunate."
Witnesses told KTLA Eduardo was shooting indiscriminately at cars that were driving by his home before police responded and shot him.
"People were, you know, taking cover," said one witness. "When the cops came he shot towards the cops and the cops shot back and took him."
Two officers fired at the suspect and were wearing body cameras, officials said.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
Officials found a shotgun and a revolver believed to be the suspect's at the scene.
An investigation into the altercation and deadly shooting were ongoing, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A GoFundMe page has been created for the victim, identified on the page as Eduardo Fernandez.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the victim's mother's last name. The post has been updated.