Authorities Monday identified a man who was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in the parking lot of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The shooting occurred just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday outside the station at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, said Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Raymundo Aaron Ceja, 32, of Newhall died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office.
Deputies were in their cars in the parking lot when they saw Ceja, Alfred said.
“Suddenly a man appeared, who was walking,” Alfred told reporters at the scene. “He had a handgun in his hand.”
Deputies got out of their cars and ordered Ceja numerous times to drop the gun, Alfred said. Authorities said Ceja refused to comply, and one deputy fired two shots, which hit him.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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