A 29-year-old burglar fatally shot by a resident during a crime in Long Beach has been identified by the coroner’s office.

The shooting took place about 5:15 a.m. Jan. 2, in the 200 block of East Artesia Boulevard, according to Long Beach police.

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Arriving officers found Andrew Deleon suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. The unidentified man who shot Deleon remained at the scene and was detained for questioning by officers, police said.

The preliminary investigation indicated the shooting took place during a burglary and the resident shot Deleon in self-defense, according to the LBPD. There has been no arrest.

Deleon was taken to a hospital, where he later died. His name was made public Sunday.

Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call LBPD Detectives Mark Mattia or Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.

–City News Service

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