[symple_googlemap title=”DIS Shooting” location=”Long Beach Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, Lynwood, CA” height=”300″ zoom=”13″]

A man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in Lynwood on Saturday failed to comply with demands to drop his gun and was seen by witnesses to point the gun at deputies prior to the shooting.

The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue, said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Information Bureau.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Navarro-Suarez said.

Deputies from the Century Station responded to the area after numerous calls about a “man with a gun” and “shots heard,” she said.

Deputies located the armed suspect in front of a busy ARCO gas station and “immediately gave him multiple commands to drop the gun,” Navarro-Suarez said. “The suspect did not comply and did not drop the handgun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”

Witnesses in the immediate area told investigators they saw the suspect turn and point the gun at deputies before the shooting, she said.

An eyewitness video broadcast on ABC7 shows the suspect turning his back on deputies when he was shot.

“The suspect’s weapon, a loaded .45 caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene,” Navarro-Suarez said.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell later issued a statement about the shooting and eyewitness video. “In this modern age of cell phone video and instant analysis on the internet, I would ask that we keep in mind that a thorough and comprehensive investigation is detailed and time intensive. It will involve not just one source of information but numerous sources, potentially including multiple videos, physical evidence and eyewitness accounts.”

The incident was on the motel-lined commercial street, about seven blocks south of the 105 Freeway.

The shooting was under investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and coroner and sheriff’s homicide detectives and Internal Affairs Bureau, she said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at (323) 890-5500.

— City News Service


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