Authorities Thursday identified a man who was fatally shot by Bell Gardens police following a barricade in a residence.
Pablo Elias, 44, of Bell Gardens, was shot about 5 a.m. Tuesday in the 7700 block of Eastern Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting Bell Gardens police in the investigation.
Elias died at a hospital.
Officers first went to the residence about 10:30 a.m. Monday “regarding a family disturbance call,” Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a statement.
“Upon their arrival, BGPD officers learned that the suspect … had robbed and carjacked his mother,” Navarro-Suarez said. “Although BGPD officers initially attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect fled the scene, avoiding apprehension. Later that evening, at approximately 9:30 p.m., BGPD was notified that the suspect had returned to the residence. BGPD officers responded to the residence and attempted to arrest the suspect.”
The man refused to surrender, and barricaded himself in the residence, she said.
“After several hours of attempting to convince the suspect to peacefully surrender, the suspect exited the residence,” Navarro-Suarez said. “During the suspect’s exit from the residence, an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
No deputies were injured, and the man’s mother was not hurt.