The deputy fired on Andres Guardado about 6 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of West Redondo Beach Boulevard after Guardado produced a gun and ran, Lt. Charles Calderaro said. At some point, two pursuing deputies confronted Guardado and one opened fire, he said.
But family members and some community activists were not convinced and they said Friday that the shooting was unjustified and are demanding answers.
Andres Guardado, 18, was killed when an L.A. County sheriff’s deputy opened fire after a chase near the Gardena auto body shop where he worked.(Guardado family)