Aug. 24, 2003 shooting of Deondre Brunston
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Shooting of Deondre Brunston

Before the shooting, Deondre Brunston can be seen kneeling in this still from a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. video. Deputies said they shot him because he told them he was armed, stood up and pointed what appeared to be a weapon at them when they released a police dog to subdue him. (Image released to the Times by attorney Luis Carrillo, who is suing the county on behalf of Brunston’s relatives.)
Moments before deputies open fire, Brunston, still kneeling, throws down a white sandal. (Image released to the Times by attorney Luis Carrillo, who is suing the county on behalf of Brunston’s relatives.)
Deputies open fire on Brunston just as the police dog charges. Both are killed. (Image released to the Times by attorney Luis Carrillo, who is suing the county on behalf of Brunston’s relatives.)
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