Person Wounded in Officer-Involved Shooting in Glendora


GLENDORA (CNS) - A suspect was fatally wounded today in an officer- involved shooting as police responded to an armed robbery at a Glendora jewelry store.

Officers responded about 12:15 p.m. to a call of an armed takeover robbery at a jewelry store in the 700 block of West Route 66, according to Glendora Police Department Cpl. Zach Houser.

``Responding officers arrived and detained a female in a waiting vehicle; she was later arrested,'' according to a statement from police. ``The area was contained as officers began searching for two suspects ... (who) witnesses described as being armed with handguns. One suspect was located in the area of Route 66 and Forestdale Avenue and an officer-involved shooting occurred.''

The suspect, identified only as a man, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was assisting in the shooting investigation.

That dead man's name and age were not immediately available. A witness told ABC7 at the scene that authorities were performing CPR on the suspect before he was taken to a hospital.

Officers were continuing to search for the second suspect, described as a thin male with short dreadlocks. His head was shaved on the sides and he was wearing a black hoodie or white shirt and blue jeans.

NBC4 reported from the scene that robbery occurred at Lamas Jewelry, formerly known as Jewelry Mine.

Nearby Stanton Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to the Glendora Unified School District. Students were being taken by bus to a parking lot on the south side of Citrus College Stadium to be reunited with parents and guardians.

Azusa Pacific University's Office of University Relations was also locked down, with staff told the shelter in place.

Route 66 was closed between Barranca and Grand avenues following the shooting.

No officers were injured.


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