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A gunman suspected in the shooting death of a 27-year- old man in the Hollywood Hills was fatally shot early Wednesday by a Los Angeles police SWAT officer during a nearly six-hour standoff at a Rosemead home, authorities said.
The standoff began when officers tried to serve arrest and search warrants in the 3500 block of Strang Avenue about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.
“The suspect was shot by a SWAT officer,” LAPD spokesman Officer Ricardo Hernandez said. “The department won’t release the involved officer’s name until the investigation is completed.”
The officer-involved shooting will be investigated by the department’s Force Investigation Division, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division and the Police Commission’s Inspector General’s office, Hernandez added.
Authorities have not yet identified the suspect.
“He’s still a John Doe at this point,” said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. “His autopsy will take place later this week.”
During the standoff, neighboring homes were evacuated and SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were called to the scene after the suspect barricaded himself when police arrived, according to Lopez.
The suspect was holed up alone in the home, according to LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig.
He was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Henry Estrada about 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of Sycamore Avenue, according to the LAPD.
—Staff and wire reports