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Off-Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Man in South Pasadena

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SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) – An investigation was underway Sunday in South Pasadena following a fatal officer-involved shooting, authorities said.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arroyo Verde Road and involved an off-duty Cal State Los Angeles police officer.

It started when the officer was confronted by a man with a gun, according to South Pasadena police.

The 31-year-old man was shot multiple times in the upper torso and fled the scene in his car before crashing into a parked vehicle, police said.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The man was detained and transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His handgun was recovered at the scene, according to Lt. Holly Francisco of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

Both the Pasadena Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

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