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Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man outside Industry station

May 12, 2012 |  9:07 pm

 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man in front of the department’s Industry Station following a chase that began after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

The man’s identity had not been determined late Saturday, said sheriff’s Lt. Kimberly Unland.

Deputies had responded to a call of a carjacking in La Puente. Moments later, deputies spotted the car, a white Dodge Charger, on Temple Avenue in La Puente, and a short chase ensued.

The chase ended in the 15000 block of Stafford Street, across the street from the sheriff’s station in the City of Industry, she said.

The driver got out of the vehicle and fired a handgun at the deputies, who returned fire, killing the man. A weapon was recovered at the scene, Unland said.

Per department procedure, the deputy-involved shooting is being investigated by department homicide detectives and internal affairs officers as well as investigators from the county district attorney’s office, she said.

 -- Sam Quinones

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