Jose Jiminez, 16

El Monte, California
July 24, 2009

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Shooting

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Officer was chasing two people and claimed he shot when one reached for a gun.

The officers stopped the vehicle, and two people described as "male Hispanic adult passengers" got out and ran, according to the Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the shooting. The female driver remained and was taken into custody.

One of the officers, who was not identified, chased the two. He told sheriff's investigators that he opened fire when one of the suspects reached for a gun. Jimenez, who lived in La Puente, did not fire any shots; the officer fired four, investigators said.