Man Fatally Shot by Deputies in Lynwood

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LYNWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — “There were about 16, 17 gun shots fired,” says Keith Woods, resident.

Around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, a firefight broke out near Agnes and Gertrude in what’s typically a quiet Lynwood neighborhood.

“They were laid out in the corner over there,” Woods says. “I haven’t seen anything like this before.”

A young college student who lives nearby was home when he heard the gunfire.

He rushed to his front window to see what happened — and took pictures shortly after deputies arrived.

An officer involved shooting ended with a Hispanic man dead.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s department says the suspect suddenly pulled out a handgun and fired at a deputy who was approaching him for reasons unknown.

“Not good, why are they going against the police officer when they’re here to protect us,” said resident Armando Gutierrez.

The sheriff’s department says it is investigating what led up to the shooting.

Detectives say the suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene.

The suspect was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No deputies were injured.

— Stefan Chase, KTLA News

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