At least one Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy opened fire on a man in Santa Clarita Wednesday night, fatally shooting him.
Deputies responded to the area near Island Road and Bridgeport Lane for a burglary in progress, with the shooting reported at about 10:25 p.m., according to the LASD.
The man was armed with two knives and lunged at deputies, who then opened fire, according to Lt. Patricia Thomas and a news release from the LASD. The knives were recovered at the scene, officials added.
It remains to be seen if the man who was shot was the alleged burglar deputies were looking for, Thomas added.
The man was reported dead at the scene. No deputies were injured.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the LASD’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit http://lacrimestoppers.org.