MONTEBELLO (CNS) - A man who police say was armed with a shotgun was killed this afternoon in an officer-involved shooting in Montebello.
Officers were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. to investigate a report of people who were possibly drunk and smoking marijuana, according to the Montebello Police Department.
“The first Montebello officer to arrive on scene saw an individual walking with an apparent rifle on or near Second Street and Victoria Avenue,” according to a police statement. “The officer requested additional Montebello officers to the area, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
A man “who was in possession of what was ultimately determined to be a shotgun, was treated for at least one gunshot wound at the scene and transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased,” police said.
No officers were injured.
Victoria Avenue was closed between First and Third streets as police investigated the deadly shooting.
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