Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, a 34-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police on Sunday, June 2, in the 1600 block of West Redondo Beach Boulevard in Gardena, according to L.A. County coroner’s records.
Gardena police officers responded to a reported robbery at a drugstore in the 15700 block of Western Avenue in Gardena, according to an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The caller said that a bicycle had been stolen and two Latinos were involved.
As an officer arrived on the scene, he saw two men on bicycles on Redondo Beach Boulevard coming from the direction where the alleged robbery occurred, the release said. The officer attempted to detain the two men, issuing commands in English and Spanish.
One of the men, according to the department, “behaved strangely and did not follow orders.” As more officers arrived to help, Diaz-Zeferino, who was not one of the ...
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