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Man fatally shot by deputy in Paramount was 'acting crazy'

September 18, 2012 |  6:44 am

 Approximate location of incident shown in black

A man at a Paramount trailer park told L.A. County sheriff's officials that his 27-year-old grandson was "acting crazy" before a deputy fatally shot him, authorities said Monday.

Deputies were called to a family disturbance at the trailer park in the 16000 block of Downey Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Monday when the grandson told a deputy, “I’m not going back to jail,” and began fighting with the officer.

The struggle went on for several minutes, authorities said. During the fight, the grandson hit the deputy in the head and tried to choke him, they said.

Finally, he went for the deputy’s gun, but the deputy regained control of his weapon and shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a sheriff’s report. The identities of the man and the deputy were not immediately released.

The deputy was treated for injuries to his head, shoulder and knee at a local hospital, officials said.

As is routine in deputy-involved shootings, separate investigations into the incident will be conducted by the sheriff’s homicide and internal affairs bureaus, as well as the L.A. County district attorney’s office.

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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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