Man is shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies in unincorporated Whittier
A man in an unincorporated area of Whittier was shot Friday evening by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies responding to a call that an individual possibly wanted to hurt himself.
Deputies responded about 5:40 p.m. to the 15800 block of Creswick Drive, Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said. The street is in a quiet, residential neighborhood.
When deputies arrived at the home, they called out to the man and said they wanted to get him some help, Dean said.
The man, in his late 20s, came out of the home holding a shotgun, Dean said. The deputies ordered him to drop the weapon, but at some point during the standoff two deputies opened fire, Dean said.
The man was struck once in the left shoulder and taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Friday night, Dean said.
The lieutenant said it remains unclear whether the man fired the shotgun, which was recovered at the scene, or pointed the weapon at deputies. L.A. County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives, who are investigating the shooting, had yet to interview the deputies who opened fire as of Friday evening, Dean said.
The standoff lasted 15 to 20 minutes before the deputies opened fire, Dean said. At least eight deputies and supervisors from the Sheriff’s Department were on the scene during the standoff.
No deputies were injured, the department said.
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