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Suspect Armed With Metal Stick Fatally Shot By Deputies In Whittier

WHITTIER ( — Authorities investigated the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting on Thursday that took place in Whittier.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were sent to the 12000 block of Rose Hedge Drive for report of a family disturbance.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, authorities encountered a male suspect who was said to be drunk, arguing and damaging property.

Deputies said the man made a comment that he was going to bash their heads in. He then went back into the home and returned with a metal stick, which he swung at a deputy.

In response, one deputy fired his service revolver and struck the suspect in the upper torso. A second deputy fired a taser, which also struck the suspect in the same area.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification. Detectives said he was a 47-year-old Hispanic man.

One deputy was transported to a hospital for treatment of bruising and contusions to his left arm.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Pico Rivera Station at (562) 949-2421.

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