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Suspect Fatally Shot by Deputies in Willowbrook

Paramedics and investigators respond to the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Willowbrook on June 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Paramedics and investigators respond to the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in Willowbrook on June 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Deputies shot and killed a man in Willowbrook on Thursday evening, officials said.

The deputy-involved shooting took place about 7:30 p.m. in the the parking lot of an apartment complex at San Pedro and 132nd street.

“The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene,” Deputy Erin Liu of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said in a written statement.

Deputies approached a car just prior to the shooting, Sgt. Charles Calderaro said. No deputies suffered significant injuries during the incident.

“During that contact with two individuals, a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” he said. “One individual was struck in the upper torso and later was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Ryan Twyman, 24, of Compton was killed in the shooting, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s officials said.

A second man, who was also in his 20s, was detained on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, Calderaro said.

Aerial footage from Sky5 showed deputies placing evidence markers in a parking area at the South Bay Villa apartment complex, at 13111 San Pedro St.

A white sedan that was parked across two stalls in a covered parking area was part of the scene taped off for investigation. Its driver- side door was open.

The complex is across the street from Barack Obama Charter School, a grade school, and Vanguard Learning Center Middle School.

KTLA’s Erika Martin contributed to this report.

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