Black man is killed during encounter with sheriff’s deputies in Willowbrook


A Black man was shot and killed Friday during an encounter with one or more Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.

The shooting took place around 5:30 p.m. on the 2200 block of East 121 Street in Willowbrook, an unincorporated area of the county near Compton, the department said in a statement.

The man, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured.

Sheriff’s officials did not release any other information about the shooting. A television news report on the killing showed a body covered with a sheet in the backyard of a house. An investigation by homicide investigators was underway.