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California officers shoot man who opened fire on them

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Posted at 10:16 AM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 13:16:59-04

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say police officers investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle fatally shot a man who opened fire on them outside a Southern California shopping center.

No officers were hurt in the exchange of gunfire that shattered a police car’s windshield around 1 a.m. Saturday in Placentia.

Officials say the officers approached the suspect’s car parked behind a closed, vacant business when the man began shooting at them. At least one officer returned fire and hit the suspect, who later died at a hospital.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was the only person inside the vehicle.