Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Paramount

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PARAMOUNT, Calif. (KTLA) — An investigation was underway Wednesday morning into a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Paramount.


A man died after a deputy-involved shooting in Paramount.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 7200 block of Ritchfield Avenue, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were attempting to do a narcotics stop when the man began struggling with one of the deputies for his gun, a department spokesman said.

“The deputies told the suspect to surrender. He refused, kept pulling on the deputy’s gun,” Lt. Mike Rosson said.

“They struggled for control of the gun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” he said.

The 35-year-old man was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released.

Deputies did find narcotics on the man, authorities said. No deputies were hurt in the incident.

There was a similar deputy-involved shooting in Cudahy on Saturday.

A man was shot in the torso when he tried to grab a deputy’s gun during a struggle, sheriff’s officials said. He died at the hospital.

That incident was also being investigated.

Anyone with information was asked to call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Correction: A previous version of this article erroneously reported that a similar shooting happened Saturday in Paramount. That incident happened in Cudahy. The story has been updated to reflect the change.

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