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Man killed after shooting at deputy in Lynwood, authorities say

April 09, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez
  • A sheriff's deputy surveys the scene where a man was fatally shot by another deputy in Lynwood.
A sheriff's deputy surveys the scene where a man was fatally shot by… (KTLA-TV Channel 5 )

A man who allegedly brandished a handgun and shot at a deputy was killed in Lynwood when a deputy fired back, authorities said Tuesday night.

The suspect was walking in the 4000 block of Agnes Street when he came into contact with at least one deputy shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

The man opened fire, according to the department, prompting a deputy to return fire. 

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released. 

Authorities said investigators recovered the man's gun. The department did not say how the man had come into contact with the deputy. 

The shooting was under investigation. No additional details were available. 

Since January 2007, at least 238 officer-involved homicides have been reported in Los Angeles County, according to the Times Homicide Report.

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robert.lopez@latimes.com

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