Deputies Shoot, Kill Man in East Los Angeles

Pedestrians waved down the deputies after seeing a man with a gun, officials said

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    Two deputies shot and killed a man after he pulled out a gun and pointed it at them during a fight in East Los Angeles, officials said. Adrian Arambulo reports for NBC4's Today in LA on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Published Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013)

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man Tuesday morning in East Los Angeles, officials said.

    No deputies were hurt in the shooting near East Almanza Lane and Miller Avenue about 1:30 a.m., said Sgt. Harry Drucker of the LA County Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

    While responding to a call about a domestic dispute, deputies were flagged down by pedestrians who said they saw a man walking around with a gun.

    When deputies found the man, he became aggressive, initiated a fight and pulled out a gun, officials said.

    Both deputies then fired shots at the man, who was described as a Hispanic man about 20 to 25 years old, officials said.

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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