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Andres Avila, 26

Andres Avila, a 26-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by Pomona police Sunday, Oct. 16, in the 900 block of West Holt Avenue in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The shooting occurred about 8:40 a.m. when two Pomona officers encountered Avila and a woman in an alley. In a Los Angeles County sheriff's press release, authorities said, “The male became uncooperative and violent.”

At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred. Avila was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Sheriff’s Department is handling the death investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

--Abby Sewell

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