Bellflower Man Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting at Assisted Care Facility

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An investigation was underway Sunday into the fatal deputy-involved shooting of a man at an assisted living facility in Bellflower, authorities said.

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The shooting happened at the Woodruff Care facility on Oct. 27, 2013.

Deputies were called to the Woodruff Care complex in the 16400 block of Woodruff Avenue at 1:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses said the man was posing a threat to other residents, according to the Sheriff’s department.

When deputies arrived, “He was acting strangely. He was foaming at the mouth,” Lt. Eddie Hernandez told KTLA 5.

Two female deputies initially attempted to subdue the 56-year-old man with non-lethal force, the Sheriff’s department said.

The man, who was a resident at the facility, punched one deputy and threw the other against a concrete fountain outside the complex, according to the Sheriff’s department.

When a taser failed to stop the man, deputies shot him, the Sheriff’s department said.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two deputies were treated for minor injuries, the Sheriff’s department said.

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