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L.A. County sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man in Paramount

February 21, 2012 |  7:06 am


Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy of a man early Tuesday in Paramount.

The incident occurred in the 16400 block of Paramount Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. as deputies were attempting to approach a man suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, KTLA-TV reported.

There appeared to be a struggle for one deputy's gun, KTLA reported, and the deputy shot the man twice in the upper body. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital, Deputy Aura Sierra said. The deputy involved in the shooting was uninjured. Neither the deputy nor the man who was shot was identified.


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Photo: Scene of deputy-involved shooting in Paramount. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times