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Brian Matthew Macias, 17

Brian Matthew Macias (2010-02-25)

Brian Macias, a 17-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Thursday, Feb. 25, in the 100 block of Andre Street in Mayflower Village, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Macias was apparently shot by his father, an off-duty LAPD reserve officer, at the the family’s home, authorities said.

Macias allegedly confronted his father with a large object and was shot once in the chest about 6 p.m., said authorities familiar with the case who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.

“The victim acted in self-defense and shot and killed the juvenile subject,” said Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

-- Amina Khan

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