A suspect killed in a deputy-involved shooting in the unincorporated Hyde Park area near South Los Angeles was a 21-year-old Los Angeles resident, authorities said Friday.
Jamaal Michael Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, which occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday on Brynhurst Avenue near 71st Street after a deputy tried to pull over an SUV for an unspecified violation. Simpson got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and began walking away, despite orders from the deputy to stop, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“The deputy observed the suspect reaching into his waistband, possibly manipulating something in his waistband,” sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Lt. Brandon Dean told reporters at the scene. “The deputy told the suspect to stop (and) show his hands, at which time the suspect did not comply. The suspect ultimately retrieved a handgun and fired at least one round we know of at the deputy.”
A weapon was found at the shooting location, sheriff’s officials said.
The deputy was not injured.
The SUV driver left the scene in the SUV and remains at large, said Deputy Ed Luna of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.