A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot an alleged prowler who was possibly unarmed in Hawaiian Gardens, officials said Monday.
A 911 caller reported a man was knocking on his or her door and attempting to get inside the house, located in the 12200 block of 216th Street (map), around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
Responding sheriff’s deputies searched the premises and located the alleged prowler in the backyard.
One of the deputies, a training officer, shot the man.
Details about what led up to the shooting were not provided and a weapon was not located.
Paramedics examined the man, who had a gunshot wound to his upper body, and he was determined dead at the scene, the news release stated. The alleged prowler was not identified.
Separate investigations were expected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau, the news release stated.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.