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Sheriff's detectives investigate fatal shooting of suspect by deputy in Azusa area

November 6, 2009 | 10:26 am

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating a shooting involving a deputy that left one man dead after a car chase in Azusa.

The shooting occurred near the 1700 block of Orkney Street in the unincorporated section of Azusa – a city of about 45,000 east of L.A. in the San Gabriel Valley – after San Dimas station deputies pursued a stolen vehicle about 8:30 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect crashed the car and fled to the backyard of a house on Orkney, according to the statement. A police dog then went after the suspect.

When deputies got the suspect to the ground, he grabbed one of the deputies' guns and fired several rounds, according to the statement.

No deputies were injured.

The suspect was shot several times by another deputy and was pronounced dead at the scene.

-- Baxter Holmes