Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced on Tuesday it will conduct an independent inquest into the cause of death of 18-year-old Andrés Guardado. Guardado was fatally shot by L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies on June 18th, 2020. This is the first inquest of this type in Los Angeles County in over 30 years.
The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide. (Note: all fatal police shootings are classified as homicides, the investigations determine if justified or not.)
The deputy involved shooting of Guardado resulted in [...]