A man who was allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a Glendora jewelry store Friday afternoon was fatally shot by police, who are still searching for another person involved in the crime, authorities said.
The robbery was reported about 12:15 p.m. in the 700 block of West Route 66, Glendora police said in a news release.
Two males allegedly went into the store and robbed it before escaping through the back.
A female who was allegedly waiting in a vehicle was detained and later arrested.
Responding officers searched the area for the two males who were described by witnesses as being armed with handguns.
One man believed to have been involved in the robbery was found in the area of Route 66 and Forestdale Avenue and he was shot by police after he failed to comply with their orders, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Westphal told KTLA.
The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital and declared dead. It was unclear if he was armed during the shooting.
No officers were injured during the shooting, police said.
A second person remains outstanding after the robbery, which was described as a “takeover.”
That person is described as being a black male with a thin build with short dreadlocks and the sides of his head shaved. He was wearing a black hoodie or a white t-shirt and jeans. He is described as being armed and dangerous.
Police converged in the area as the hours-long search continued into the evenings hours.
One suspect is still outstanding: Male black, thin, short dreads and shaved on the sides. L/S wearing a blk hoodie or white shirt, blue jeans. If seen, call 911.
— GlendoraPD (@Glendora_PD) September 6, 2019
Nearby Stanton Elementary School, located at 725 S. Vecino Dr., was on lockdown after the incident.
Police said in a tweet that students were taken by bus to a Citrus College Stadium parking lot. Parents are encouraged to enter off Citrus and walk to the lot to be reunited with their children.
In addition, Azusa Pacific University’s Office of University Relations was on lockdown after the shooting and staff are sheltering in place while police continued to search for the armed man, school officials tweeted. The east and west area campuses remained open.
Westphal said both schools were eventually cleared.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives are assisting in the investigation, which is standard procedure.
Final update regarding today’s lockdown at the Office of University Relations: Staff have been safely evacuated. The police investigation is ongoing. Follow @Glendora_PD for additional updates. https://t.co/hvLBKnbQdF
— AzusaPacific (@azusapacific) September 7, 2019