Deputies Shoot, Kill Grandfather in Hawaiian Gardens: Family

A man identified by his family as a husband and grandfather was shot and killed by deputies Sunday night in the side yard of a Hawaiian Gardens residence, officials said.

The shooting happened at 9:40 p.m. near a home in the 12200 block of 216th Street, after a report of a possible prowler knocking on the door of the house, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department.

The man was identified as Johnny Ray Anderson, a husband who had seven children and three grandchildren, according to his wife, Kathleen Anderson, and his brother.

Deputies did not immediately give details on what led up to the shooting, but Kathleen Anderson told NBC4 that her husband was fixing a bicycle before the shooting.

She said her husband jumped over a fence into the yard of the home on 216th Street, where deputies found him.

The family said Johnny Ray Anderson was knocking on the home's door because he wanted to escape authorities, but authorities said on Sunday that deputies came after the report of a prowler. Deputies could not immediately clarify the timeline of events to NBC4 on Monday.

No deputies were hit by gunfire, officials said. The man, who was shot in the upper body, died at the scene.

Kathleen Anderson added that she did not know he had been killed until deputies told her.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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