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Mark Anthony Jones, 36

Mark Anthony Jones, a 36-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by law enforcement Monday, May 4, near the 60 Freeway west of Paramount Boulevard in Montebello, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m., a California Highway Patrol unit tried to pull over a motorist who was heading east on the freeway, according to a CHP news release. 

During the stop, the motorist, identified as Jones, “failed to comply” with the officers’ commands and the officers opened fire, authorities said. Officer Christian Baldonado said multiple rounds were fired, but it remains unclear how many officers discharged their weapons.

The officers performed CPR and radioed for help from a nearby Los Angeles County Fire Department station, the agency said. Paramedics responded and rendered aid, but the man was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m.

Investigators recovered a “long-bladed type weapon” at the scene that appeared to have come from the man’s car, Baldonado said. Three specialized CHP teams are investigating the shooting, according to the agency.

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