Armed man killed by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies was shop security guard, family says 06/19/2020 3:25 pm PDT Comments KTLA via KTLA: LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A man shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies near Gardena Thursday was an 18-year-old security guard hired to protect a shop from taggers, family and witnesses told KTLA. Deputies from the Compton sheriff's station saw the man, identified by family as Andres Guardado, shortly before 6 p.m. in the 400 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard, an unincorporated area near West Compton. “The suspect looked toward the deputies and produced a firearm then proceeded to run south bound between two businesses,” the Sheriff's Department said in a news release Friday. The deputies chased the man on foot and at least one ended up shooting at him. Guardado was struck in the torso and he died at the scene, where a handgun was recovered, authorities said. The Sheriff's Department said it's continuing the investigation into the shooting. The deputies did not wear body cameras and investigators are hoping to find surveillance video from nearby businesses, Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro told the Associated Press. Calderaro said Guardado, 18, was not a licensed security guard, nor was he wearing a uniform or any marked clothing, the L.A. Times reports. He said the handgun found at the scene was not registered. MORE: LASD Homicide Dets continue their investigation into a DIS,400 Blk Redondo Beach Blvd, uninc Garden - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Man shot and killed by deputies near Gardena was 18-year-old security guard protecting shop from taggers, witnesses say - KTLA Family demands answers after sheriff's deputy kills armed security guard in Gardena - Los Angeles Times #California #DeputyInvolvedShooting #KTLA #LawEnforcement #LosAngeles #LosAngelesCounty #OfficerInvolvedShooting #PoliceShooting #Shooting #SouthernCalifornia Related Stories Rayshard Brooks shooting: Atlanta cops booked; 1 held without bond Breonna Taylor shooting: Louisville mayor announces firing of officer Homicide: Rayshard Brooks died from gunshot wounds - autopsy Atlanta cop who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with murder, assault Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.