An Auto Shop Security Guard Fatally Shot By Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies

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This is so sad. 

An auto shop security guard was shot and killed by LASD deputies in Gardena on Thursday evening(June 18th). 

The man was identified as 18- year-old Andres Guardado. According to reports, the shooting took place around 5:53 pm when the deputies were patrolling the area and they saw a man flash a gun and then ran between two businesses. 

The owner of the Freeway auto body shop, Andrew Heney, confirmed that Guardado worked as a private security guard. 

“We had a security guard that was out front because we had just had certain issues with people tagging and stuff like that. And then the police came up, and they pulled their guns on him and he ran because he was scared, and they shot and killed him. He’s got a clean background and everything. There’s no reason.”

Guardado died at the scene. His sister made a statement about her brother, “He was a good man. He was gonna make it in life. He was gonna make it and become a good, professional man in life, but they took that away from my family and me”, she continued. “My parents are completely destroyed. We’re all dead already inside. 

An investigation of the shooting is currently underway.