Coroner Releases Name of Man Killed in Azusa Police Shooting

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AZUSA (CNS) - The coroner today released the name of a man shot to death by Azusa police officers following a domestic dispute Sunday.

Jerome Barber was 59 years old and died in a yard in the 900 block of West Sierra Madre Avenue, according to the coroner's office.

The officer-involved shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was assisting Azusa police in the investigation.

Azusa police responded to a domestic dispute call and were allegedly confronted by a man holding a knife, Jimenez said. Officers reportedly ordered the man to drop the knife a number of times, she said.

The man refused to drop the knife and walked in and out of his house a number of times looking frustrated and irritated, Jimenez said. He then allegedly rushed toward the officers, who initially used less-lethal weapons to try to stop him, she said. When that did not work, an officer fired at the man, killing him, according to Jimenez.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the LASD at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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