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L.A. County sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man in Norwalk

L.A. County sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man in Norwalk
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies investigate at the scene of a shooting in Norwalk where a man was fatally shot by at least one sheriff's deputy on Tuesday night. Another man was taken into custody. (OnScene.TV)

A man was fatally shot Tuesday evening by at least one Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. near Pioneer Boulevard and Imperial Highway in Norwalk, said Sgt. Aura Sierra, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department.

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Deputies with the Sheriff's Department's gang unit had made a pedestrian stop when two men drew guns on the deputies, sheriff's Lt. Victor Lewandowski told KTLA-TV Channel 5.

An unknown number of deputies opened fire, striking one of the men. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Sierra said.

The other man, whose identity was not released, was not injured and was arrested at the scene, Sierra said.

Authorities did not say how many deputies were involved or how many shots were fired. Two guns were recovered at the scene, Lewandowski said.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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