A man who was among a group of people chasing a man they believed was breaking into a vehicle in Covina was fatally shot by the suspect, who was being sought Wednesday, police said.

The wounded man died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Covina Boulevard, according to the Covina Police Department. Information on his identity was not immediately available.

The suspect apparently was breaking into a vehicle when some people saw him, chased him, and tried to take him into custody, police said. The gunman was described only as a man in his 20s who was armed with a handgun, police said.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call Covina police at 626-384-5808.

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