A deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles that left one man dead early Sunday morning is being investigated by Sherriff Homicide Detectives, according to authorities.
The shooting, near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Ferris Avenue took place just after 4 a.m., according to a Sherriff’s Department statement.
Deputies were conducting a traffic stop to investigate a possible stolen vehicle when a male passenger in the car became “combative with the deputies and a struggle ensued,” according to the department.
The suspect was armed and attempted to reached for his weapon during the struggle, deputies said.
The suspect refused “several commands” to comply with deputies’ orders and continued to struggle, to stop reaching for his weapon, and was fatally shot.
The suspect, described as 29-year-old male Hispanic, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect’s name has not yet been released.
According to authorities, a 22-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.
Two additional occupants in the vehicle have been detained, according to authorities.
A four-block stretch of Whittier Boulevard remained closed at 10:00 a.m. as homicide detectives investigated the shooting.
Anyone with information was asked to call the LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org .
A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his upper torso in a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles, a sheriff’s deputy said Monday.
The teenager was in a vehicle wanted in connection with a possible assault with weapon attack that occurred in the area of South Indiana and Dennison streets, said Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Deputies responding to the scene at 9 p.m. Saturday spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop. One of the occupants got out and ran eastbound on Dennison Street, Moore said.
Deputies chased the suspect, who turned around and pointed a handgun at them, which resulted in a deputy-involved shooting, he said.
The suspect continued running and additional deputies were called in to search for the boy.
He was later found hiding in the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of South Townsend Avenue and taken into custody. The firearm pointed at deputies was also recovered, Moore said.
The teenager was treated at the scene by paramedics then transported to sheriff’s East Los Angeles station and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.