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Juan Noel Nunez, 34

Juan Nunez, a 34-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by police Saturday, Jan. 7, in the 4800 block of Axtell Street in El Sereno, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Officers responded to a call regarding an armed man about 12:48 p.m., according to an LAPD news release. When authorities arrived, they found Nunez standing near a parked Nissan.

According to police, they ordered Nunez to show his hands, but he did not comply. He then drew a gun and officers fired.

Paramedics were called and Nunez was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s records show he died from several gunshot wounds. No officers were injured during the shooting.

Police said a black semi-automatic pistol was recovered at the scene near Nunez.
The LAPD Force Investigation Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (213) 486-5230. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

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