LASD deputies fatally shoot man armed with handgun in Maywood
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday fatally shot a man allegedly armed with a handgun in Maywood, while conducting a search warrant.
According to a report from authorities, deputies with LASD's gang unit were in the 6100 block of Clarkson Avenue to conduct a search warrant at around 5:45 a.m.
Upon arrival at a home in the area, deputies detained a man sleeping on the front porch before making announcements that they were there to search the home.
At this point, a woman came out of a side door of the home and was also detained by deputies.
"A second male inside the location became verbally aggressive toward deputies and armed himself with a firearm telling them to get away from his residence," LASD said in a press release. "Deputies attempted to de-escalate the situation by explaining to him that he was not the focus of their presence at the location. The male approached the open side door of the residence holding the firearm in his hand, pointing it up toward the ceiling."
According to deputies, as he crossed the threshold of the home, he pointed the firearm at the deputies.
It was then at they opened fire, striking him several times in the upper body. It was unclear if the man fired at deputies.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office identified the man on Friday as 70-year-old Miguel Lopez. The sheriff's department said a loaded gun was recovered at the scene.
No deputies were reported injured.
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