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  • Death date
  • May 16, 2011
  • Address
  • Lynwood
  • 11084 Harris Ave.

Andre Gibson, 18

Andre Gibson, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot Monday, May 16, in the 11000 block of Harris Avenue in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office, said Gibson was attempting to burglarize a home when the  owner heard his dogs barking outside about 11:10 p.m.

According to sheriff's officials, when the owner went outside to investigate he was accosted by Gibson near the garage. At that point, Gibson allegedly tried to enter the home but the owner got back inside and locked the door, authorities said.

The owner's son, who was staying in a back house, heard the exchange and armed himself with a gun before checking out the situation, sheriff''s officials said.

Officials said Gibson then charged at the son and tried to force his way into the back house. During a struggle, the son of the owner shot Gibson in the chest, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release.

Deputies were called and Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:18 p.m.

-- Los Angeles Times

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