From staff reports:
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Friday identified the 17-year-old boy who was shot to death by his father in an unincorporated county area near Monrovia.
Brian Macias died Thursday night after his father fired on him during an argument inside a home in the 100 block of East Andre Street, Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
The shooting occurred around 6 p.m., sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra said.
The boy’s father is a reserve LAPD officer. He was not arrested, and authorities have not identified him.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the homicide.
They have said it appears to be self defense.
A group of young men who identified themselves as Macias’ friends said Friday the teen was a senior at Monrovia High School.
They said said Macias aspired to go to college and become a police officer. They doubted that an argument between the teen and his father needed to end in death.
“He was always respectful to his father because his father was a cop and he wanted to be a cop,” said Paul Gilbert, 17. “He was just a nice kid, he didn’t mean any harm to anybody.”