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A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot a Lynwood man at the rear of his home after the man pointed a gun at the deputy and his partner, a sheriff’s spokesman said. The two deputies were checking the source of several gunshots fired in a residential area when they confronted a group of men standing behind a building. They ordered the men to keep their hands in sight, but one of them, Rudolfo Fernandez, 32, reached into his jacket pocket, drew out a .25-caliber pistol and began to raise it in the direction of the deputies, the spokesman said. Deputy Jeffrey Worth then fired two rounds, wounding Fernandez in the chest and groin. Fernandez was reported in fair condition at Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center. The sheriff’s spokesman said Fernandez would be booked on assault with a deadly weapon.


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