The armed man who died in the shooting at a school in East L.A. is identified

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Crisis counselors were made available Thursday to all staff and students at Esteban Torres High School in East Los Angeles, a day after a man involved in a family disturbance and wielding a 3-foot sword outside. died in a shooting on campus.

Omar García, 37, a homeless man, died at the scene of the shooting at the school in the 4200 block of Dozier Street, according to the coroner's office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

Sheriff officials said that The suspect had no connection to the school.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that no student or school staff was targeted or threatened by the suspect, who entered the armed campus and when the sheriffs tried to stop him, refused to release the sword. A sheriff shot him to stop him. The shooting caused his death.


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