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A man was shot to death by police after a chase ended in the Paramount area Monday afternoon.
Authorities said the chase began in South Gate on Atlantic Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. Two suspects, a man and a woman, were in a white van with red rims driving erratically.
The suspects pulled behind a target store, jumped a fence and attempted to flee on foot while carrying bags. The man was spotted running down railroad tracks near the 2300 block of E. Artesia Boulevard.
The man appeared to put a black glove on one hand, then pull something out of a bag. That's when police shot and killed him.
A woman was seen being taken into custody in the area, but authorities have not confirmed if she was the second suspect.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is assisting the South Gate Police Department in its officer-involved shooting investigation.