Man allegedly armed with a knife and violating restraining order fatally shot in Monrovia

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Coroner officials identified a man, suspected of wielding a knife, who was fatally shot outside the Monrovia home of a woman who had a restraining order against him.

The Los Angeles Medical Examiner identified the man as 42-year-old Thanh Cong Le.

Le was fatally shot about 9:20 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of South Shamrock Avenue. Monrovia police officers found his body in the driveway of a home, according to coroner officials.

In a written statement, the Monrovia Police Department said officers responded to the home after a woman called 911 to report that she had a restraining order against a man who was at her home armed with a knife. Police did not explain what the relationship was between the woman and the man.

When officers arrived they found the man lying dead outside.

Authorities said the man was armed with a knife and had gone to the home to hurt the woman and another man when she opened fire on him. Police said they recovered several knives and a gun at the scene.

The case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.