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Andrew Deleon, 29

Andrew Deleon, a 29-year-old Latino, was fatally shot Monday, Jan. 2,  in the 200 block of East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 5:15 a.m., Long Beach police responded to a call about a shooting in the area, according to a news release. There, officers found Deleon with gunshot wounds to his chest, the release said. 

He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

A subsequent investigation revealed Deleon was shot by the resident of a home he was trying to burglarize, police said. Detectives believe the shooting was an act of self-defense. 

Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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