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Man Dies After Shot by Deputy in East Los Angeles

After a man armed with a shotgun was fatally struck by deputy gunfire in East Los Angeles Saturday, detectives are investigating what led up to the shooting, sheriff's officials said.

The shooting occurred at around 1:22 a.m. in the 900 block of South La Verne Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

"When deputies arrived at the residence they entered to investigate and encountered a man armed with a shotgun," sheriff's officials said in a statement.

A male suspect was struck by deputy gunfire and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

His identity was not immediately released. 

No deputies were injured.

It is unknown what led up to the shooting. Deputies initially responded to a call for a gunshot victim. Detectives are working to determine if someone was shot before deputies arrived. 

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Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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