A man in Palmdale died late Saturday after police say a woman shot him as he and another man were fighting.
The shooting happened around 11:14 p.m. on the 36500 block of Rozalee Drive when the victim, described only as a Hispanic man, got into a fight with the second man, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Joana Warren said.
That's when the woman, fearing for the second man's safety, fired a shot at the victim and struck him in the lower torso, Warren said. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.
All three people involved knew each other, Warren said. Both the woman and the second man were arrested.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LASD's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. People can also submit anonymous tips at 800-222-TIPS.