Jun 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Lawmakers urge California attorney general to probe police shooting of teen

Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks at the 4th Annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Rep. Maxine Waters in Los Angeles. Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images

California Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Nanette Barragán on Sunday urged state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate the death of an 18-year-old Latino man fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. The deputy was not wearing a body camera at the time.

Driving the news: Authorities said Andres Guardado was armed and fleeing the deputies when he was shot in Gardena on Thursday, per the Los Angeles Times, which notes it's not been disclosed "what prompted the shooting." L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said it would be "premature" for Becerra to probe the case as detectives were "still in the early stages" of investigating what happened, ABC News reports. Protesters rallied on Sunday to demand answers over the case.

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