Po­lice shoot man af­ter foot chase

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Joseph Serna

Azusa po­lice shot a man late Wed­nes­day night who al­legedly at­tacked of­fi­cers with a rake and then a shovel, author­i­ties said.

The Los An­ge­les County Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment, which is aid­ing Azusa po­lice in its in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said two of­fi­cers were pa­trolling the 5400 block of North Con­well Av­enue about 11: 20 p. m. Wed­nes­day when they saw a man on the side­walk run away from them.

The of­fi­cers chased him to a drive­way, where the man threw a rake, then picked up a shovel and started swing­ing it, the Sher­iff ’s Depart­ment said in a news re­lease.

Po­lice used a Taser on the man but it didn’t work. He hit one of­fi­cer in the chest with the shovel be­fore he was shot, of­fi­cials said. He was taken to a hos­pi­tal and is ex­pected to sur­vive.

A rel­a­tive of the man iden­ti­fied him to ABC7 as Jose Juarez, 45.

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