A fatal shooting occurred outside a store in East Los Angeles, and deputies from the LA County Sheriff's Department responded.
A fatal shooting occurred outside a store in East Los Angeles, and deputies from the LA County Sheriff's Department responded.

Deputies Fatally Shoot Man Allegedly Armed with Firearm in East LA

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A fatal shooting occurred outside a business in East Los Angeles as deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reacted to reports of a man harassing customers with a metal stick. 

The chain of events unfolded late Saturday night, resulting in the death of the suspect, who was allegedly armed with a replica firearm.

Incident Details:

The incident began at approximately 9:20 p.m. when deputies were called to Gage, Eastman Avenues, and Pomeroy Street. 

Upon arrival, they encountered an individual reported to be harassing customers. The confrontation escalated, leading deputies to discharge their weapons around 9:30 p.m., resulting in the suspect’s death.

Recovery of Replica Firearm:

A replica firearm was retrieved from the scene following the shooting, indicating that the suspect was armed with a simulated weapon. 

The circumstances surrounding the suspect’s behavior and possession of the replica firearm are under investigation.

Investigation and Oversight:

The California Department of Justice has taken charge of the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting. 

Their involvement underscores the need for impartial oversight and thorough examination of the circumstances leading to the use of lethal force.

Call for Information:

Authorities have urged anyone with relevant information about the shooting to come along and assist in the investigation. 

The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau can be contacted directly, while anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers.

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