Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man in City Terrace early Tuesday, authorities said.
The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Miller Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies had been en route to a location where a domestic violence incident was reported when they were flagged down by a pedestrian, who said a man with a gun was in the area.
Moments later, the deputies heard a gunshot and moved toward the sound to investigate, authorities said. They then encountered a man who fit the description provided by the pedestrian.
“Deputies made contact with that individual,” sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman said. “A struggle ensued, at which time the suspect produced a handgun and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
The man was shot multiple times at close range and was pronounced dead at the scene, sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra-Lidman said in a statement.
“Whenever an officer-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and it results in the death of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene,” Sierra Lidman said. These include separate investigations by the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s internal affairs and homicide bureaus.