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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. 

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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