More information has been released about the death of a man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in Industry.
Both deputies who responded to the June 7 call in the 17300 block of Railroad Street shot Jarrid Hurst, according to a sheriff’s department report.
The report found the deputies, from the Sheriff’s Industry Station, responded to information that someone had been struck by a freight train at 2:20 a.m., spoke with two railway employees, and found Hurst kneeling next to a stopped train.
The report lists Hurst’s age as 38, although coroner’s records, as well as multiple obituaries, say he was 35.
“As the deputies approached and asked him if he was okay, Hurst suddenly raised a knife above his head and charged at the deputies and railroad employees,” according to the narrative posted to the sheriff’s department’s Transparency webpage.
“After Hurst ignored repeated orders to stop and continued to advance on the deputies, each deputy fired their weapon, striking Hurst several times.”
Hurst sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. He was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the report, Hurst had just been released from an Arizona prison three days prior and had traveled to California on a bus.
No deputies or other civilians were injured.
Investigators reported finding a hunting knife used by Hurst on the ground at the scene.
Representatives from the Internal Affairs Bureau, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Justice System Integrity Division are also investigating the shooting.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips may be received through Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.
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