A man who was chasing a man he 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 from authorities.

Family members identified him to ABC7 as Joey Casias, 38, a father of three and a 19-year UPS employee. A GoFundMe account established to help the family had raised about $3,400 as of early Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect apparently was breaking into a vehicle on Chandler Drive when Casias and at least one other person saw him, and when they chased after the suspect, he shot Casias, according to police and reports from the scene.

The gunman was described only as a man in his 20s who was armed with a handgun. Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call Covina police at 626-384-5808.

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