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Innocent bystander killed in California standoff

Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 00:43

Police say an innocent bystander and a wanted parolee were killed in a standoff in LA County. Linda So reports.

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A heavily armored SWAT team descends on a LA County neighborhood. Police say an innocent bystander was killed when authorities got into a gun battle with a wanted parolee. Aerial video shows the victim's body in the road covered by a sheet. Officials say the suspect then took the victim's wife hostage in the couple's home. Neighbors say the couple knew the suspect and took him in several weeks ago when he said he wanted to turn his life around. SOUNDBITE: NEIGHBOR CARMEN SANTOYO, SAYING: "They're really loving church going people and they welcome people into their home and unfortunately this is one of the people that took one of their lives." After a lengthy standoff, police say the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman held hostage was not hurt.

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Innocent bystander killed in California standoff

Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 00:43