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Man with spray paint can shot by sheriff’s deputies in Maywood

Man with spray paint can shot by sheriff’s deputies in Maywood
Approximate location of incident shown in black.
(Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.)

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot a man carrying a spray paint can after they say he reached into his waistband and acted suspiciously, officials said Thursday.

The shooting occurred about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday near Everett Avenue and East 58th Street in Maywood. Deputies were responding to a vandalism call in the area when they confronted a man and woman.

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Authorities say the 31-year-old man acted “suspiciously and reached for his waistband, resulting in a deputy-involved shooting.”

The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Deputies found a spray paint can in the man’s pocket, but no weapon.

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Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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Joseph.serna@latimes.com

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