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A man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Cerritos late Thursday afternoon.

No deputies were injured in the shooting, which occurred about 4:35 p.m. in the 13200 block of Artesia Boulevard, near Carmenita Road, according to Nicole Nishida of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The suspect’s vehicle crashed in the 17200 block of Pires Avenue, near the shooting location, shearing a fire hydrant and sending a geyser into the air and flooding streets, according to the sheriff’s department.

In addition to the deceased suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, a second person — a woman, according to news reports — was not hit by gunfire and was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department reported.

A sheriff’s investigator told reporters at the scene that the suspect was shot when he drove toward a deputy who was investigating a report of suspicious activity in the area.

City News Service

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