Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies killed two men in separate incidents in southern Los Angeles County on Thursday night. Both men pointed .38-caliber handguns at officers, authorities said Friday.
In the first incident, four deputies from the Compton station saw a man riding a bike without reflectors on the sidewalk near White Avenue and Compton Boulevard about 7:30 p.m., said spokesman Scott Butler.
When they tried to stop him, the man peddled away, Butler said. About a block later, he crashed into a car, then ran.
"As the suspect was running, he stumbled, regained his footing, then turned and pointed a handgun at the deputies," Lt. Joseph Hartshorne said.