A man on a bike who was shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy during an alleged confrontation was unarmed, a department official said Monday.
Authorities said Chalino Sanchez, 37, of South Gate appeared to either have a weapon in his hand or in his possession when he got into a physical confrontation with a sheriff’s deputy Saturday night.
Sanchez was stopped in the 9600 block of Atlantic Avenue in South Gate for appearing “suspicious” while riding his bike, according to a department media release on the incident.
A subsequent investigation showed Sanchez was not carrying a gun, a department spokesman said.
Sanchez was shot in the shoulder and treated at the hospital. He was then booked on two misdemeanor warrants and released.