Daily Beast: An 18-year-old who was employed as a security guard in Gardena, LA County, was shot dead by Los Angeles County Sheriff Department deputies Thursday night.
#BREAKING LA Sheriff’s deputies shoot and kill an 18 year old Hispanic security guard outside the auto-body shop he was patrolling in Gardena. Police say the guard, who was armed, ran prompting the shooting. #LA #Gardena #PoliceBrutality #Shooting pic.twitter.com/OfOPpNldiL
— Eric Wasserman 🦆 "WASS" (@EricWasserman1) June 19, 2020
The teen, who was identified to local reporters as Andres Guardado by devastated family members, was carrying a handgun as part of his security duties at an auto body shop.
His employer, Andrew Heney, told CBS Los Angeles: “Police came up, and they pulled their guns on him and he ran because he was scared, and they shot and killed him. He’s got a clean background and everything. There’s no reason.”
LASD Deputies Shoot, Kill Auto Body Shop Security Guard In Gardena https://t.co/jOrLyLNriX
— Corn Pop Avenger (@ThomasICarrier) June 19, 2020
The shooting came one day after the LASD was also involved in the fatal shooting of the half-brother of Robert Fuller, who was found dead hanging in California. Spokesman Lt. Charles Calderaro said Guardado “produced a handgun and then began running southbound away from the deputies… Deputies engaged in a short foot pursuit between the two businesses, at some point the deputies contacted the suspect and that’s when the deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
Hey where is the Raza at and support. I did not see anybody breaking news about this shooting in LA. Please circulate this article and now we need to stand up make a Raza Movement https://t.co/Qwcn4sx1Va
— lihavoc31 (@lihavoc31) June 19, 2020
Video footage from the scene showed family members and friends confronting deputies at the scene, at one point pushing through the yellow police tape to demand answers.