Daily Breeze: Police shoot Hawthorne gunman
- Today is Thursday, August 30, 2007
Originally published Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Police shoot Hawthorne gunman
By Larry Altman
Police shot a man to death in Hawthorne Tuesday night as he tried to
kill his girlfriend, police said.
The woman called 911 about 6p.m. saying her boyfriend was threatening
her, Hawthorne police Lt. Jim Royer said.
Dispatchers remained on the phone with the woman as police responded
to an apartment at 132nd Street and Doty Avenue. Officers could hear
the threats over the phone.
When officers arrived, they heard gunfire coming from the building,
"He was shooting at his girlfriend as he was leaving the apartment and
was confronted by officers," Royer said. "He had a gun in his hand and
they shot him."
The gunman missed the woman, who was unhurt. No officers were injured.
The gunman was dead at the scene. His name was not immediately available.
Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the