Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Metro Gold Line station is identified

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — A man who was shot dead in an officer-involved shooting that forced the closure of the Metro Gold Line Soto Station in Boyle Heights was publicly identified today by the coroner’s office.

Fred Barragan, 35, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office

Just after midnight Saturday, officers on patrol in the area of First and Soto streets heard multiple gunshots in the area of First and Breed streets, LAPD Officer Jenny Houser said.

Officers went westbound on First Street, saw Barragan and tried to stop him when the officer-involved shooting occurred, Houser said. A gun was recovered at the location, she said.

The Metro Gold Line Soto Station was closed for hours due to the police activity.

Metro established emergency bus shuttle service for riders between the Mariachi Plaza and Indiana stations, Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said.

The station was reopened about 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Ubaldo said.


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