Covina scene of OIS* One dead at scene ** ***

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***One is dead after three officers shot at a suspect attempting to flee. One body remains uncovered and in plain view in the street.**  

There are reports that as many as 16 shots were fired at the end of the pursuit.***  Several people who live in the neighborhood are not allowed ot leave their residences while the crime scene is being investigated. Officers opened fire when they feared for their safety***


An officer involved shooting on First Avenue in Covina is under investigation this morning, officials said. The shooting apparently occurred at the tail end of a high speed pursuit. Few details were available early Tuesday.

Sheriff’s Homicide investigators remained on scene at 8:30 a.m., more than six hours after the shooting occurred. Although the shooting occurred in Covina the officers involved were apparently members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner has not been called to roll out to the scene, officials said.

No further details were available.

For LA County, the event marked the third such shooting over the past three days. On Sunday morning,  Officers in Inglewood opened fire on a car they believed was involved in a shooting. Michael Byoune, 19, was killed, driver Larry White, 19, was injured.

The CHP shot and killed a DUI suspect in Westlake, officials said.

The shooting happened just after midnight on West 7th Street at South Westmoreland Avenue, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

“After the suspect exited vehicle, per the orders of the officers, that suspect produced a handgun,” CHP Sgt. Mark Garrett told reporters at the scene. “At that point the officers, in self-defense, fired on the suspect, and he was hit more than once and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.”

After the shooting, a man that had been riding in the suspect’s car was handcuffed and put into the back of a CHP patrol vehicle. He is reportedly being questioned as a witness.

**An officer involved shooting in San Jacinto in Riverside County has left two others dead:

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Sheriff’s deputies killed two people suspected of shooting at a security guard at the Soboba Casino on Monday night, according to broadcast reports.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies initially received calls that the security guard was shot and wounded, but when deputies arrived they discovered that the guard’s shack was hit but the man was not wounded, a sergeant said.

After the shooting near the guard shack, the suspects then fled in a vehicle on the Idyllwild National Forest (74) Highway into the hills just east of the casino, engaging in a running shootout with Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT unit. The shooters also fired at least six rounds toward a sheriff’s helicopter, but the chopper was not struck, the sergeant said.




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