One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting at the El Monte Station Saturday, the sheriff's department said.
The shooting took place around 2:44 p.m. in the 3500 block of Santa Anita Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The LASD was assisting in the investigation of the shooting, which involved the El Monte Police Department.
Officers were responding to the bus station in response to a report of a man shooting a gun, the LASD said. After chasing the man short time, the man produced a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred, the LASD said.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, the LASD said. Newschopper4 Bravo observed what appeared to be a gun at the scene, along with numerous evidence markers.
The El Monte Station was closed until further notice due to the shooting, the station announced. Lines 178, 194 and 190 will start and end at Ramona Boulevard and Lexington Avenue, while Line 269 will start and end at Santa Anita Avenue and Mldred street.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org