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Jonathan Taylor, 24

Jonathan Taylor, 24, a black man, was killed during a gun battle with police officers from the El Segundo Police Department about 10:15 p.m. Friday, April 11. The officer-involved shooting occurred at the Pacific Beach Cities 16 Cinemas at 831 S. Nash St. in El Segundo.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, two El Segundo police officers at the theater were called in after Taylor argued with employees. The officers detained Taylor and began to search him. During the search, Taylor allegedly pulled out a handgun and began shooting.

Both officers were struck by gunfire but were able to shoot back, authorities said. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Both officers were taken by ambulance to UCLA Harbor-Medical Center. Authorities would not release any further information about the shooting or the officers.

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