Man shot to death by Azusa police following domestic dispute, authorities say
AZUSA , Calif. - A man was shot to death by Azusa police on Sunday following a domestic dispute, authorities said.
Azusa Police and LA County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 900 block of West Sierra Madre Ave. just before 1 p.m. Sunday.
According to sheriff’s department, Jerome Barber, 59, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Azusa police responded to a domestic dispute call and were allegedly confronted by a man holding a knife, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was assisting Azusa police in the investigation.
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Officers reportedly ordered the man to drop the knife a number of times, she said.
The man refused to drop the knife and walked in and out of his house a number of times looking frustrated and irritated, Jimenez said. He then allegedly rushed toward the officers, who initially used less-lethal weapons to try to stop him, she said. When that did not work, an officer fired at the man, killing him, according to Jimenez.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the LASD at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
CNS contributed to this report.