A 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Sunday in Compton was identified Monday as Avery Cody Jr.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. Steve Blagg said Cody had a loaded handgun when he was shot by a deputy on routine patrol. But an attorney for Cody's family said the teen did not brandish a weapon and posed "no threat" to deputies or anyone else.
Attorney John E. Sweeney said Cody and a friend had just finished eating at a nearby McDonald's when they were stopped by officers in an unmarked vehicle near the intersection of Poinsettia Avenue and Alondra Boulevard in Compton.
The officers "asked them to stop, they complied. They asked them to put their hands on the car, they complied," Sweeney said.