A 40-year-old man was shot dead Sunday at a deputy-involved shooting in South El Monte.

The shooting took place about 9 a.m. in the 900 block of Durfee Avenue, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

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The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, Alexander said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The department did not release the name of the deputy who fired the fatal shot, or explain why deadly force was used instead of less lethal means to stop him.

However, the department did allege that Temple station deputies responded to the location because of a burglary in progress call that was received, Alexander said. When they arrived they found the man who was later shot and initially tried to determine if the man was involved in the alleged burglary. The man reportedly walked away from the deputies and into the street, she said.

Once in the street the man allegedly stopped and turned toward the deputies, Alexander claimed. The suspect then allegedly advanced toward the deputies while holding two large kitchen-type knives, one in each hand. It’s unclear if the man actually threatened deputies with those knives. But that was when the DIS took place. Two large knives were recovered at the scene, Alexander said.

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

–City News Service


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