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Miguel Sanchez Jr, 21
Habor Gateway, California
February 15, 2011

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Miguel Sanchez Jr., a 21-year-old Latino, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, hours after he was shot by an off-duty officer in the 1500 block of West 224th Street in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

An off-duty policeman parked his personal car near Denker Avenue and West 224th Street on Feb. 14 about 11:45 p.m. when he saw Sanchez running toward him with a gun, according to an LAPD news release.

Authorities said Sanchez pointed the gun at the policeman, at which point the officer-involved shooting occurred.

Paramedics were called and Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene.