INDUSTRY — Coroner’s officials Friday released the name of a 30-year-old La Puente man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies near the sheriff’s Industry Station following an alleged carjacking and short pursuit last month.
Xavier Antoine Gonzalez-Torres died at the scene of the shooting, which took place just before 2 p.m. May 12 on Stafford Street, just West of Hacienda Boulevard, Los Angeles County according to Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
The results of an autopsy were withheld due to a security hold requested on the case by sheriff’s investigators.
Deputies responded to a report of a carjacking when they spotted the stolen vehicle, initiating a brief chase, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Gonzalez–Torres exited the car on Stafford Street, just south of the sheriff’s Industry Station.
According to Lt. Kim Unland, Gonzales–Torres opened fire on the deputies with a semi-automatic handgun, and deputies returned fire, fatally striking him. Gonzalez-Torres’ gun was recovered at the scene, she added.
Sheriff’s officials have released no further information about the carjacking or the shooting.