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One killed, two injured in separate law enforcement shootings

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man on a Lynwood street early Sunday, one of several shootings over the weekend involving law enforcement officers.

The Lynwood incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. when a lone deputy approached three men walking in the 11800 block of Long Beach Boulevard near Josephine Street. One of the men allegedly reached into his waistband as he started to run, and the deputy fired several times, striking the man, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Luis Castro.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Castro said.

On Saturday, a sheriff’s anti-gang unit in East Los Angeles spotted two men looking into several cars parked near Union Pacific Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue about 6:50 p.m. One of the men, David Alexander Perez, 20, ran from the deputies, who chased him onto the 1300 block of Fraser Avenue, said Deputy Robert Boese III.

Perez turned onto a residential driveway and was blocked by a locked gate. He then allegedly pointed a semiautomatic weapon at his pursuers. One of the deputies fired, grazing Perez, who was treated at a hospital. He was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and was being held on $100,000 bail. The man accompanying Perez was not charged and is cooperating with the investigation, Boese said.

Also on Saturday, police in South Los Angeles responding to reports of shots being fired encountered a man with an assault rifle near 84th Street, west of Central Avenue, about 8:30 p.m. Police fired on the man, who suffered extensive injuries and was in critical but stable condition at a hospital. No other information about the shooting was available,  said Los Angeles Police Ofc. Karen Rayner.

-- Carla Rivera

 
Comments () | Archives (4)

This is the life they choose this is the life they live...if you play with a lion you will get hurt ...most of these youngsters dont think before they act sociaty does not care...live by the gun die by the gun

Man seriously if u do not no the full story plz keep all ur comments to your self..my friend did not deserve to die it was un fair of what the cops did you didn't see the video of how everything happend....

@Thalia Villa. I totally agree with you people should not say things like that unless they know the story especially negative things for someone who has passed. By the way I donated money last night for the funeral on long beach blvd before the cops came and shut it down.

I am sorry about your friend. You are right he did not deserve to die. He did not hurt or rape a child. Only God can judge. Every human life is of value and purpose. I speak on this matter because one year ago I was eyewittness to an officer involved shooting. I have been married to a Los Angeles county Sheriff deputy for almost 20 years and heard the rumors and gossip surrounding police brutality and excessive force but never really paid attention. I was however very much aware of the racism because it was so open and blatent and very crude. I was shocked when me and girlfriend were out to buy a car and got lost. To make a long story short her and I witnessed the most chilling and brutal scene by law enforcement against a man who did absolutely nothing wrong. I am on this site right now because occasionally I will surf the web to see if an journalist has picked up the story. A year later and still nothing reported. The statement issued by LACSD 24hrs. later was full of lies. Just like the one issued above. Good luck and God bless.


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