A fleeing parolee wanted for an assault with a deadly weapons charge who authorities said produced a firearm was shot and killed by police in West Covina Monday.

West Covina Police Department officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce observed the man about 12:30 p.m. inside a vehicle in a parking lot in the 700 block of North Sunset Avenue, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The officers approached the man, but he got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

“As the officers attempted to detain the suspect, he produced a firearm and an officer involved shooting occurred,” Jimenez said. “The suspect was struck multiple times in the upper torso and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The man’s name was not released, but he was described as being about 40 years old.

No officers or deputies were injured, and investigators recovered a firearm from the scene.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau was assisting the West Covina Police Department with the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted at lacrimestoppers.org.

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