Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot early Wednesday by deputies shortly after he allegedly killed a woman with whom he had a relationship.
The incident began as an assault with a deadly weapon that was reported just after midnight, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Capt. Rod Kusch.
Responding sheriff’s deputies found a woman shot dead near South Vermont Avenue and West 106th Street (map), in the unincorporated Westmont neighborhood. They then located a man fleeing north through an alley.
“The suspect fired at deputies with a shotgun,” Kusch said.
Sheriff’s deputies returned gunfire, killing the man. He was pronounced dead at 102nd Street and Vermont Avenue after the 1:15 a.m. shooting.
He was identified as Victor Daniel Terrazas, 28.
The number of deputies involved and shots fired was not immediately known, Kusch said. No deputies were injured.
“It’ll take us several hours to process this scene because basically we’ve got two scenes,” Kusch said. “We’ve got a murder scene involving the female Hispanic, and then we’ve got a deputy-involved shooting scene a few blocks away.”
The woman appeared to have been shot with a shotgun, Kusch said. A shotgun believed to have been used by the shooter, who remained unidentified, was recovered at the scene.
The female victim was identified late Wednesday afternoon as Lakeisha Glendora Lynall, 32. She had been dating the alleged shooter for three to four years, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.
The both lived in the area of the shooting, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Investigators were looking for the person who reported the incident.
Anyone with information or video was asked to contact sheriff’s deputies at 323-890-5500.