L.A. County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting but had limited information. The shooting occurred at about 7:16 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard.
A spokeswoman at the sheriff's headquarters said one suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and it was unclear whether a second suspect had also been shot.
KTLA reported that Downey police officers were responding to a possible robbery at a nearby Bank of America when they encountered a man meeting the suspect's description. Reports say the man fought officers, leading to the shooting.
Sheriff's detectives were already investigating the fatal shooting of a man by Downey officers on Oct. 12.
Downey police referred questions to the sheriff's department.
— Abby Sewell