Man fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in East L.A.
A 34-year-old man was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in East L.A. on Sunday after deputies were dispatched for a report of a suicidal person, the sheriff’s office said.
The shooting was reported about 2:10 p.m. in the 100 block of North Rowan Avenue, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies found the man armed with a kitchen knife inside of a vehicle, and requested that a mental health evaluation team respond to the scene, the sheriff’s department said. However, before that team could get there, the man exited the vehicle with the knife, the sheriff’s department said.
The sheriff’s department alleged the man ignored commands to drop the knife, even after a “stun bag” was deployed, then “turned toward the deputies and began to charge at them with the knife in-hand,” the sheriff’s department alleged.
The man was then shot, the department said. A knife was allegedly recovered at the scene.
The man was not identified, and his family could not be reached. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. No deputies were injured.
The shooting remains under investigation, and ultimately will be reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee.
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