A man who allegedly drew a gun when approached by deputies was fatally wounded Monday in East Los Angeles.
The shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 3600 block of Fourth Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to (the sheriff’s) East Los Angeles Station approached a pedestrian to make contact,” according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “Upon contact with the suspect, the suspect drew a firearm and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was struck and pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s department reported.
A handgun was recovered and no deputies were injured, officials said.
Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives were investigating the shooting.