Written by AARON CASTREJON
WEST COVINA - A 40-year-old parolee wanted on an assault with a deadly weapons charge died after allegedly revealing a weapon while attempting to escape, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The unidentified suspect was spotted sitting in a vehicle by a West Covina Police officer assigned to the US Marshal Service Pacific Southwest Region Task Force in the 700 block of North Sunset Avenue, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The shooting occurred just after 12:30 p.m.
“The suspect was struck multiple times in the upper torso and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement.
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
The US Marshal Service Pacific Southwest Region Task Force’s role to apprehend violent criminals, the Sheriff’s Department said.