DOJ investigating deadly shooting in Covina area, community demands answers
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. - California's Department of Justice is investigating a deadly shooting that broke out in the Covina area over the weekend.
According to a press release from the state's DOJ, investigators have pledged to review the officer-involved shooting that took place in Covina on April 9. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who is helping the city of Covina investigate the incident, the shooting scene was reported in the 100 block of East Arrow Highway a little after 10 p.m. that night.
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Officials did not specify what prompted the Covina Police Department officer to open fire in the first place. Officials also did not specify what the person shot and killed was wanted for.
On Wednesday, April 13, a candlelight vigil was held for Daniel Valdiva, the person fatally shot by police. Loved ones made their way to the shooting scene about four days after the incident, demanding answers and transparency from investigators.
Valdiva leaves behind his fiance and the couple's children.
Officials also did not specify what Valdiva was wanted for.
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