Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot Two in East LA, Replica Gun Recovered: LASD - NBC Southern California

Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot Two in East LA, Replica Gun Recovered: LASD

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    Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot Two in East LA, Replica Gun Recovered: LASD
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    Two men were reported shot dead by LA sheriff's deputies in East LA Sunday morning, Nov. 16, 2014., deputies said.

    Two men were shot and killed by Los Angeles sheriff's deputies Sunday morning in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The two men who were shot were 26 and 57 years old, and one had a replica gun, deputies said.

    The suspects drew deputies' attention after allegedly pointing a gun at a man in a business parking lot while driving in an SUV. That man called 911, then followed the suspects in a car, deputies said.

    Deputies flagged down by the man who was threatened followed the vehicle as well and attempted a traffic stop on the 5300 block of Verona Street.

    The 26-year-old passenger of the car started to pull what looked like a gun from his pants and point it at deputies, while the river exited the vehicle, deputies.

    Four deputies shot at the car at around 2:40 a.m., according to the sheriff's department.

    A gun was recovered at the scene, deputies said. They later said that the gun was a replica .45 caliber handgun.

    No deputies were reported injured.

    Deputies were originally looking for a third suspect but called off the search at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

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