A man who allegedly tried to gain control of a deputy’s handgun during a struggle in Lancaster was killed Thursday in a deputy-involved shooting.
The shooting occurred about 5:25 a.m. in the 600 block of West Avenue H-12, where deputies were sent on a report of a domestic violence incident in progress, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The wounded man, about 60, died at a hospital. His name was withheld, pending notification of his next of kin.
“When deputies arrived, they made contact with the suspect inside the location and attempted to detain him for a domestic violence investigation,” a sheriff’s department statement said. “The suspect refused to comply with the (deputies’) orders, and an altercation between the deputies and the suspect ensued.
“During the altercation, the suspect reached down and attempted to gain control of one of the deputy’s firearm,” the statement said. “It was at that time when a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
No deputies were injured.
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