Woman shoots, kills man who came to her Southern California home armed with knives

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man is dead following an incident where it appears he was shot in self-defense.

Authorities say the shooting occurred around 9:47 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of South Shamrock Avenue in Monrovia.

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about a possible violation of a restraining order. When they arrived, they found an Asian male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

LASD says the Asian male arrived at the home armed with knives and attempted to stab a White male and White female who lived at the property. Investigators determined that the female shot the deceased to stop him from advancing on her and the male.

Both the female and male who lived at the home were questioned by deputies and neither was arrested. It is unclear how the three individuals knew each other, or a motive for why the Asian man appeared the property with weapons.

Anyone with more information about this case is asked to contact LASD at 213-229-1700.

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About the Author
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.