Francisco Garcia, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the corner of Alondra Boulevard and Studebaker Road in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Garcia was in an Acura Integra at a gas pump outside a 7-Eleven when a deputy noticed the car had been reported stolen from Whittier earlier in the day, Lt. Eddie Hernandez said.
Deputies were doing extra patrols and checking vehicle license plates in the area because of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Christopher Bishop as he was shopping at a convenience store the day before, Hernandez said.
The deputy pulled into the station shortly after 5 p.m., parked behind the Integra and went up to talk to Garcia, who was standing outside the car at the pump, Hernandez said.
Garcia told the deputy to leave him ...