A mountain lion that was spotted by a janitor in downtown Santa Monica has been shot and killed by authorities,
Authorities cornered the 75-pound mountain lion in a courtyard near Second Street and tranquilized it. However, efforts to keep it contained in the courtyard, including spraying fire department hoses at the glass door of the courtyard and shooting pepper balls at the lion were unsuccessful.
"Regrettably, the officers had to euthanize the animal," .
The mountain lion's body is being taken to the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas, where it will be examined, according to Executive Director Cindy Reyes.