Authorities ID Man Fatally Shot by Deputies in Altadena

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ALTADENA (CNS) - Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in Altadena over the weekend.

The shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported. Charles Towns, 47, of Pasadena, died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported.

Deputies went to a gas station at of Fair Oaks Avenue and Woodbury Road regarding a man chasing people and attempting to stab them with a sharp metal object, sheriff's officials said. The deputies followed the man to the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue where they saw him stab an elderly woman and attempt to stab a male before shooting him, officials said. No deputies were injured.

A pair of scissors was recovered at the scene, officials said. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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