Police: Black man killed by Los Angeles sheriff's deputy


Los Angeles (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was investigating a shooting of a Black man by a deputy Monday afternoon.

In a statement, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said detectives responded at 3:16 p.m. to the 1200 block of West 109th Place, unincorporated Los Angeles, to investigate the shooting.

The department said on its Twitter account that: “During the contact, a fight ensued between the suspect and deputies." The man produced a handgun and “a deputy-involved ‘hit’ shooting” occurred.

The circumstances that lead to the shooting were not immediately available from the sheriff's department.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, Navarro-Suarez said. Police say the suspect's handgun was recovered and that no deputies were injured in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

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