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Man Wanted in Connection With Shooting That Left Teens Wounded Fatally Shot by Officers

A parolee wanted in connection with a shooting in Pasadena that left two teenagers wounded was fatally shot by an officer at a park in Duarte.

The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. in the 700 block of Encanto Parkway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

One officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at a hospital and released, the sheriff's department reported.

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau Lt. Joe Mendoza told reporters at the scene that the suspect, a 28-year-old Pasadena resident, was wanted in connection with a shooting Thursday night at a birthday party in Pasadena that left a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl wounded.

At the time of Friday's shooting, the suspect was inside a vehicle in a parking lot at Encanto Park, along with a 36-year-old woman, and was struck at least once in the upper body. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Deputy Joana Warren of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

The woman in the vehicle was also struck at least one time in the body and was taken to a hospital. She was expected to survive, but is facing drug possession charges after narcotics were found in her possession, Warren said.

"Detectives have learned the U.S. Marshals Task Force, which included Pasadena Police Department, Glendale Police Department and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation personnel, were actively searching for the suspect," according to Warren, who said the suspect was "on parole and considered armed and dangerous."

A total of four officers were involved in today's shooting. One works for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, two were from the Pasadena Police Department and one from Glendale Police Department, Warren said.

Footage showed a white sedan with a shattered rear window pinned in by other vehicles in a parking area at Encanto Park.

Investigators were searching the suspect's vehicle, which is also being examined by crime lab technicians, Warren said.

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives were assisting Pasadena police in the shooting investigation.

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