L.A. County sheriff’s deputy kills man who attacked with wooden stake


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a deputy has shot and killed a man who smashed a patrol car windshield and attacked deputies with a wooden stake.

The man died at the scene in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita on Thursday afternoon.

The deputy was answering a report of a screaming, shirtless man, the Sheriff’s Department said. When the deputy arrived, the two scuffled and the man grabbed the deputy’s radio and stun gun.


Authorities say the deputy ran to a patrol car to call for backup but the man smashed the window with the radio and retreated behind a barrier.

Authorities say when other deputies arrived, the man charged at them with a foot-long wooden stake and a deputy shot him.

The man’s name hasn’t been released.