Crime & Justice

Police fatally shoot man with a gun in Monterey Park

Police caution tape
Police caution tape
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Police in Monterey Park shot and killed a man they say pointed a gun at them early Friday morning.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a disturbance between a boyfriend and girlfriend sent Monterey Park police to a motel shortly after midnight.

Officers arriving at the motel saw a car leave and two patrol cars pulled it over near the 400 block of Atlantic Boulevard.

Investigators say at that point, a passenger got out and brandished a handgun. He was shot and died at the scene. His name has not been made public.

Authorities say they found a gun at the scene.

No officers were hurt.