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Monty Wayne Barker, 74

Monty Wayne Barker (2014-03-21)

Monty Wayne Barker, a 74-year-old white man, was shot Friday, March 21, in the 5200 block of Mecca Avenue in Tarzana, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Around 5:10 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man with a gun, according to an LAPD news release.

When officers arrived on the scene, Barker walked from the rear of his Mecca Avenue residence to the front, still carrying a shotgun. He confronted the officers and there was an officer-involved shooting.

Barker, who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m.

The LAPD’s Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct an investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division also will review the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at (213) 476-5230. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-8477.

-- Maloy Moore

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