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Breaking: Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old who was killed by an L.A. County sheriff’s deputy in Gardena last month, was shot five times in the back, an independent autopsy revealed.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-08/andres-guardado-shot-five-times-in-the-back-family-autopsy-finds 

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Guardado “produced a handgun” and ran away after deputies approached him. After catching up to Guardado Deputy Miguel Vega fired his weapon.
Family members and activists have expressed skepticism about the narrative.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-20/sheriff-holds-press-conference-on-fatal-deputy-involved-shooting-in-gardena 

Authorities have yet to explain what prompted Vega, 30, to fire his weapon at Guardado. Another deputy, Chris Hernandez, did not shoot but was also at the scene.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-08/andres-guardado-shot-five-times-in-the-back-family-autopsy-finds 

Days after the shooting, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Gardena, marching down West Redondo Beach Boulevard, where Guardado was shot, filling the street as they headed toward the sheriff’s station in Compton more than three miles away.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-21/protesters-demand-answers-for-why-18-year-old-latino-man-was-shot-by-deputy 

When protesters arrived at the Compton station they were met by metal barricades and at least a dozen deputies in riot gear.
A small group of people faced off against a line of sheriff’s deputies and there were pops and smoke and calls for a medic.

Protestors demonstrated again a week later after the Sheriff’s Department put a “security hold” on the Guardado case, saying that “investigators wish to maintain the integrity of the investigation."  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-28/protesters-gather-at-memorial-for-andres-guardado-to-demand-sheriff-release-autopsy-report 


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