Deputies Shoot, Kill Man in East Los Angeles

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

By Christina Cocca and Adrian Arambulo
|  Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013  |  Updated 7:20 AM PDT
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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.

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.

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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