Anthony Weber, 16, ID’d as Victim Killed in Police Shooting
The incident took place about 8:15 p.m. last night in the unincorporated Westmont community. Police say they received a 911 call from a motorist who said a young man pointed a gun at their vehicle. The deputies who responded to the area identified the teenager as the potential suspect as he matched the description given by the 911 caller.
The also stated they saw a handgun tucked into his waistband. The teen fled on foot upon the arrival of police, but as he turned towards them during the chase, police shot him multiple times in the upper body. He did of gunshot wounds at the scene.
However, after the fatal shooting, there was no gun found at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is heading up the investigation.
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