Man Fatally Shot by Deputies at Valencia Mall

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VALENCIA (CNS) - A man who was shot by sheriff's deputies at a shopping center in Valencia died at a hospital, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting was reported at around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday outside the Macy's department store in the Westfield Valencia Town Center in the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard, Deputy Brenda Serna told City News Service.

"Santa Clarita Station deputies responded to a business in a shopping center regarding a trespassing call," the sheriff's department said in a statement. "Upon arrival, a deputy was assaulted by the suspect and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased."

Information was not immediately available on the man's identity. According to broadcast report, a security guard at the mall called deputies regarding a trespasser who would not leave the property.

A deputy with facial injuries was also taken to a hospital and released.

Investigators from the Department of Justice are handling the investigation of the shooting. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau is assisting the Department of Justice.

A large portion of the mall was cordoned off as deputies conducted their investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or at

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