Victor Vidal Sigala, 19

Covina, California
July 06, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Covina Police Department California | Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Cause of death: Shooting

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Coroner’s officials have identified a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot by an off-duty reserve Los Angeles police officer during an alleged armed robbery attempt at a Covina Carl’s Jr. restaurant last week.

Victor Vidal Sigala died at the scene of the shooting, which took place just before 3:15 p.m. on July 6 at the restaurant at 573 N. Azusa Ave., Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Mario Sainz said. His city of residence was unclear.

The off-duty LAPD officer was having lunch when Sigala approached him and brandished a handgun an apparent robbery attempt, Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson said.

The officer drew his own weapon and shot Sigala, mortally wounding him, police said.

The suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene, LAPD officials said. The identity of the involved officer was not released.

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