Last updated: 6 months ago
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.