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Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife

Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife
A man who was wielding a steak knife was shot and killed by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy, officials say.

A mentally ill man who was shot during an early morning confrontation Sunday with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Carson has died, authorities said.

The unidentified man was wielding a steak knife when he confronted one of the deputies and was shot about 12:50 a.m. in the 23900 block of Marbella Avenue, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. His name was not immediately released Sunday.

No deputies were injured in the incident, which is still under investigation. The steak knife was found and recovered at the scene of the shooting.

In its brief statement on the shooting, the department said that officer-involved shootings are investigated by the county district attorney, the coroner and the sheriff's homicide and internal affairs bureaus.

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