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Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson

Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson
A man who was wielding a steak knife was shot and killed by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy, officials say.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded an unidentified person during a confrontation in Carson, authorities said.

The shooting occurred in the 23900 block of S. Marbella Avenue about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Few details were available about what prompted the shooting but the injured person was identified as a "suspect" in a brief statement issued by the Sheriff's Department.

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The individual was taken to an area hospital, but the person's condition was not immediately known.

Sheriff's detectives were on scene Sunday investigating the incident.

Officer-involved shootings are investigated by the county district attorney, the sheriff's homicide bureau and its internal affairs bureau, according to the brief statement.

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