Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man

The officer-involved shooting occurred after a fight that escalated, sheriff's officials said

A man police say was armed with a gun was fatally shot by an off-duty Cal State Los Angeles police officer in South Pasadena early Sunday, sheriff’s officials said.

The officer-involved shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Arroyo Verde Road, according to Officer Richard Pena, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

The man confronted the officer and the fight escalated into a shooting, Pena said.

After being shot, the man drove off and struck a parked car, according to a statement released by the South Pasadena Police Department.

The suspect was then detained and taken to a hospital where he died, Pena said.

Police recovered the suspect’s pistol at the scene, and the off-duty officer suffered minor injuries, according to Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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