Pablo Renato Cartagena, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers Monday, Nov. 28, in the 2700 block of Maple Avenue in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 1 p.m., officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Division were driving near East 27th Street and Maple Avenue when they spotted a man who they “believed was about to burglarize a vehicle,” said LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar.
The officers stopped to investigate, Aguilar said, and the man, later identified as Cartagena, ran.
The officers chased him to the back of a nearby home, where one officer shot him.
Cartagena was pronounced dead at 1:14 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
It was not immediately clear what happened in the moments before the shooting or why the officer fired, Aguilar said.
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