Police shot and killed a man in El Monte on Saturday afternoon after he fired a gun, then pulled it out as he was being chased by police, at the Metro El Monte Station, officials said.
The shooting took place about 2:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Santa Anita Avenue, according to Deputy Edmo Luna of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.
El Monte Police Department officers responded to the area after receiving a report of a “man shooting a gun,” the sheriff’s department said in a written statement.
” Upon their arrival, they saw the individual and a foot pursuit initiated,” according to the statement. “During the foot pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau took charge of the investigation.
The upper and lower platforms at the nearby Metro El Monte Station was shut down as a result of the shooting, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said. Bus service was being provided along Santa Anita Avenue.
Anyone with information was asked to contact homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
EL MONTE STATION: Upper and lower platforms closed due to police activity. Bus service on Santa Anita Ave. pic.twitter.com/S26J6L9Ytj
— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) October 13, 2019