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Armed man shot outside home of woman who had restraining order against him in Monrovia

Investigation continues after man armed with knife shot outside of Monrovia home
Investigation continues after man armed with knife shot outside of Monrovia home 02:39

A man who was allegedly armed with several knives was fatally shot outside of the home of a woman who had a restraining order against him in Monrovia on Friday. 

Officers were sent to a home in the 400 block of S. Shamrock Avenue at around 9:20 p.m. after receiving a call from the woman, according to a statement from the Monrovia Police Department. 

"Officers responded immediately and discovered the male subject deceased with a gunshot wound," the statement said. 

During the course of their investigation, authorities said that the man had gone to the home where he allegedly tried to stab two people.

At some point during the confrontation the "female adult discharged a firearm," deputies said.

The man was identified as 42-year-old Thanh Cong Le on Monday by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

Several knives and a firearm were recovered by investigators at the scene. 

Two people were detained for questioning and provided voluntary statements. No arrests have yet been announced. 

Paulette Polk, who lives in the home that shares a driveway with the house where the shooting happened, says that she woke up to find that there was still blood on her car. 

"He did not live there, I had minimal experience with him," Polk said. "But, it was not pleasant, just saying."

She says that she saw Le fixing a fence at the home just three days ago, and many times over the last six months since the woman and her teenage daughter moved in. She believes that he was the woman's boyfriend. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators were contacted to assist MPD with the investigation. Anyone with further information is asked to contact LASD's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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