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LA County Sheriff's Department places autopsy of Andres Guardado on 'security hold' after he was shot by deputy

June 23, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

This undated photo provided by Noe Abarca shows his nephew, Andres Guardado, 18, who worked two part-time security jobs, lived with his parents in Koreatown and had a brother and sister. Los Angeles County sheriff???s detectives on Friday, June 19, 2020 were investigating the fatal shooting of the young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran, officials said. There were no immediate details on what led a deputy to fire just before 6 p.m. Thursday. People stopped by a small memorial of flowers, candles and posters at the scene on Friday. (Noe Abarca via AP)

The autopsy for a man shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy last week has been placed on a "security hold" by the department, according to a statement from the coroner's office.

(CNN)The autopsy for a man shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy last week has been placed on a "security hold" by the department, according to a statement from the coroner's office.

News of the hold came the same day the city of Compton issued a statement demanding answers over the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado.

Guardado was pursued by sheriff's deputies after he reportedly displayed a handgun, looked toward the deputies and ran from the front of an auto-body shop in Gardena, Captain Kent Wegener, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, said during a Saturday press conference.

Adam Shea, representing the Guardado family, issued a statement late Monday night saying that the family demands and deserves justice.

"The family of Andres Guardado demands answers.

They demand, and deserve, full transparency from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department regarding the facts surrounding the death of this young man," the statement said.

"Since LASD placed a security hold on the case, the report and the cause of death cannot be released to the public," Sarah Ardalani, the Public Information Officer for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office, told CNN on Monday.

Guardado's body was scheduled to be examined Monday but with the hold, it could be some time before the results are released to the public.

Over the weekend, protesters marching for justice for Guardado clashed with sheriff's deputies at the sheriff's station in Compton.

Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva reached out to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to request his office oversee the investigation into Guardado's death "out of an abundance of caution," Villanueva said in a tweet on Monday.

In a letter to the AG, Villanueva said, "The public has demanded oversight in the ensuring investigation.

The sheriff also tweeted Monday night that he is still committed to implementing the use of body worn cameras for all deputies in the department.

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