California Department of Justice Investigating Norwalk Shooting Death Under AB 1506

Friday, February 18, 2022
Contact: (916) 210-6000,

**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding an ongoing investigation, which may continue to evolve**

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review the shooting death of a bystander that occurred in Norwalk in Los Angeles County. The shooting death reportedly occurred during a standoff between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and another individual who deputies pursued into a house. The incident reportedly began at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and ended at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday. It has not yet been determined how the decedent was shot and killed. Given this uncertainty, the California Department of Justice is treating the incident as an AB 1506 qualifying event.

Following notification by local authorities, the California Department of Justice’s California Police Shooting Investigation Team for Southern California deployed to the scene of the incident. Alongside other law enforcement partners, the California Department of Justice is investigating. Once the investigation has been completed, it will be turned over to the California Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review. More information on the California Department of Justice’s roles and responsibilities under AB 1506 is available here:

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