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Man shot by deputy after alleged stabbing in Florence-Firestone

Man shot by deputy after alleged stabbing in Florence-Firestone
A man suspected of stabbing another man was shot by deputies Saturday in the Florence-Firestone area, authorities said.

A man who was stabbing another man and refused to stop was shot by police Saturday in the Florence-Firestone area, authorities said.

Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to an assault call about 6:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 75th Street, said Deputy Jeff Gordon.

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The stabbing was underway when authorities arrived and ordered the man to surrender, Gordon said.

"It appears he didn't listen to demands to put down the weapon," he said.

Both men were taken to a nearby hospital, Gordon said. Their conditions were not immediately available.

As in most officer-involved shootings, homicide detectives were sent to the scene to investigate the incident, Gordon said.

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