A man was shot and killed early Wednesday after he pulled out a weapon in front of officers responding to a burglary in South Los Angeles.
The shooting was reported at 1:15 a.m. near 91st and Alameda streets in unincorporated Firestone Park, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said.
Two deputies were responding to a car burglary call when they saw the man parked inside a vehicle in an alley, Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
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When the officers approached the vehicle and took the driver from the car, he broke free from their grasp and reached inside the vehicle to retrieve a handgun, Mendoza said.
Both deputies opened fire, killing the man, Mendoza said. The deputies were not injured. It is unknown if the man fired his weapon.
A semi-automatic firearm was recovered at the scene.
No further details were immediately available.