Deputies Shoot, Kill Mentally Ill Man in Carson Who Was Carrying Steak Knife: Sheriff’s Dept.

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A deputy shot and killed a mentally ill man who was armed with a knife following a confrontation in Carson early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The fatal shooting occurred in the 23000 block of Marbella Avenue (map) shortly before 1 a.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Carson Station initially responded to the scene after receiving a report regarding a mentally ill person who was armed with a knife, the release stated.

When they arrived, the man allegedly confronted one of the deputies, at which point he was shot, according to the department.

The man was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been released.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

A steak knife was recovered at the scene, according to the release.

Homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting and no additional information was immediately available.

 

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