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Man fatally shot by L.A. County sheriff’s deputy in Maywood

A sheriff's official stands between two black vehicles that say "Sheriff" on them.
An investigation is underway after Los Angeles County sheriff deputies were involved in a fatal shooting in the city of Maywood on Thursday morning.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man Thursday morning in Maywood, authorities said.

The shooting was called in around 5:45 a.m. at a residence in the 6100 block of Clarkson Avenue, where detectives had been serving a search warrant, according to authorities.

Deputies serving the warrant detained one man on the front porch of the home and “made announcements demanding entry,” the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

A woman, who identified herself as the owner of the home, then exited a side door and was detained.

The death comes less than two months after a sanitation truck struck and killed a pedestrian in San Pedro.

Jan. 26, 2023

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A second man inside the residence became “verbally aggressive” with deputies and allegedly “armed himself with a firearm” and told deputies to leave, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies tried to inform the man that he was not their “focus,” but the man approached a side door holding a firearm pointed at the ceiling before pointing the gun at deputies, authorities said.

At least one deputy fired their weapon, striking the man several times in upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene by L.A. County Fire Department personnel, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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