Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Whittier Area


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An investigation was continuing today into the fatal shooting of a man who allegedly pulled out a firearm when he was stopped by deputies from the sheriff's Pico Rivera Station in an unincorporated Los Angeles County area near Whittier.

The shooting occurred just before 5 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Obregon Street and Eduardo Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy Koerner.

Deputies were on patrol when they saw the man walking in the middle of the street, Koerner said.

“The deputies pulled alongside the suspect and began speaking to him. The driver stopped the vehicle and continued the conversation,'' Koerner said. “While speaking with him, the suspect produced a firearm from his person and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The deputies were still seated in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.''

Deputies and paramedics performed CPR on the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Koerner said. A firearm was recovered.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene to process evidence and interview witnesses, he said.

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