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Donte Lamont Jordan , 39
Long Beach, California
November 10, 2013

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Hawthorne police shot a man to death and sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating Wednesday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at 12:31 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 13900 block of South Cerise Avenue (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers responding to a 911 report of spousal abuse were notified by witnesses that a man had barricaded himself inside a storage room at the complex, and was armed with a handgun.

After several minutes of trying to talk to the man, police said, he suddenly stepped out of the room and produced a handgun.

An officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect was hit, according to the release.