Police Fatally Shoot Man Lighting Fireworks in Downey LA

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DOWNEY, CA (July 1, 2024)Police fatally shot a man who was lighting fireworks in his backyard in Downey on Saturday. Officers were called to the 7100 block of Stewart and Gray Road, near Pernell Avenue, around 6:15 p.m. for reports of a disturbance, according to a statement from the Downey Police Department.

 

“Officers arrived on scene and during their investigation, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the statement said. “A male subject was shot and died from his injuries.”

 

Witnesses claim the incident began when a neighbor, who allegedly has mental health issues, was lighting fireworks in his backyard and got into an argument with another neighbor.

 

The exact circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unclear. The California Department of Justice will be investigating the incident as the man was unarmed when he was killed. No other injuries from the Downey police shooting were reported.

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