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The coroner’s office Tuesday released the name of a 32-year-old man who allegedly wielded a metal bar when he was shot and killed in Canoga Park by an officer who responded to a report of a family dispute.

The shooting occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday in the 8100 block of De Soto Avenue, near Roscoe Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

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When officers arrived, they found one person with a dislocated shoulder who was allegedly injured during an altercation with the suspect, identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Jesse Daniel Murillo, according to police.

They also learned Murillo had fled on foot to an alley where he was confronted by police, and where the shooting occurred, authorities said.

The Canoga Park resident was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, said coroner’s Investigator Rudy Molano.

No officers were injured and a weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

Investigators had first said the man wielded a machete, but LAPD Officer Drake Madison told the Daily News it was later determined to be a metal bar.

The family was stunned that their call for help led to the Navy veteran’s death, the man’s mother told the newspaper.

“We called 911 to have the police come and help calm the situation,” Tammy Murillo told the Daily News. “Never did we anticipate the outcome.”

–City News Service


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