Deputies fatally shoot man at a Palmdale gas station

A gas station on the corner of a multilane street next to a low building
L.A. County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man Friday morning at this gas station on Pearblossom Highway, officials said. He had reportedly been seen with a “sharp object.”
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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man suspected of assault at a Palmdale gas station Friday morning, officials said.

Deputies responded to the 13000 block of Pearblossom Highway at 6:48 a.m. after receiving reports that a man armed with a knife was making threats and assaulting someone.

When deputies arrived, they encountered a man in his 30s who matched the description of the suspect.


“During the deputies’ contact with the suspect, the suspect advanced toward the deputies while armed with a sharp object and a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” officials said in a statement.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said a “sharp object” was recovered at the scene.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, Sheriff’s Department officials said.