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Deputies shoot, kill homeless man wielding wooden stick

October 07, 2013|By Ari Bloomekatz
  • A map shows the approximate location where officials said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies shot and killed a homeless man wielding a stick.
A map shows the approximate location where officials said Los Angeles County… (Mapping L.A. )

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies shot and killed a homeless man wielding a stick over the weekend, officials said.

The shooting occurred at about 3:48 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Venice and La Cienega boulevards in Los Angeles, authorities said.

Deputies with the Transit Services Bureau came into contact with the man when he "suddenly armed himself with a wooden stick," the Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

He then "advanced toward the deputies with the wooden stick overhead," prompting them to open fire, the release said.

Officials said the man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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