Authorities say man fatally shot by LA deputies pulled a gun

October 11, 2021 GMT

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A man spotted walking in the middle of a street in eastern Los Angeles County was fatally shot when he pulled a gun on deputies who stopped to talk to him, authorities said.

Patrol deputies spotted the man in an unincorporated area of Whittier shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, drove along side the man and began talking to him, a Sheriff’s Department statement said.

The driving deputy stopped the patrol vehicle and continued talking to the man.

“While speaking with him, the suspect produced a firearm from his person and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The deputies were still seated in the vehicle at the time of the shooting,” the statement said.

The man died at the scene. His identity was not immediately released.