GARDENA (CBSLA) An area of Los Angeles, the family is disputing statements made by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department after the LASD in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado.
The family say Guardado doesn’t have a gun, in spite of the official declarations made by the LASD, that she is restored to an unmarked, loaded 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun from the scene, with a forbidden extended magazine.
“It wasn’t his gun, you are surrounded by him. Someone else is doing or has already done,” said Guardado’s sister, Jennifer.
An LASD deputy fired six rounds at Guardado on Thursday, killing him at the scene, after the teen allegedly flashed a gun and attempted to flee from deputies.
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According to the LASD, to patrol deputies, said that when she saw Guardado outside a scrapyard in the area of the 400 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard, in the area of South Figueroa Street at about 5:53 a.m. on Thursday. After a brief foot chase, a deputy was fired on Guardado, hitting him in the chest.
Guardado’s family and the shop’s owner, told CBSLA that the 18-year-old, he was working as a security guard in front of the store.
LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva, said in a press conference held on Saturday, Guardado, was not of the legal age of 21 to carry out such tasks, the failure to wear a security uniform at the time and did not have a report of a security license.
They are still working on gathering video footage in the vicinity of the scene at the time of the incident, LASD SAID.
An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner in the next few days and will be released by the coroner’s office.
The Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, said he continues to push for body-worn cameras ” in the LASD, to improve transparency.
The investigation of Guardado’s shooting continues to be a constant, and it is still in its early stages.