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Man Holding Child At Knifepoint Is Killed In Shooting Involving Officer In Whittier, Authorities Report

WHITTIER (CBSLA) — A man officers said was holding a child at knifepoint in a family dispute was killed Monday in a shooting in Whittier involving a law-enforcement officer, authorities said.

After a child-custody exchange at the Whittier police station with his estranged wife, the man grabbed all three of the couple's children, which led to a standoff reported about 6:30 p.m. in the 13800 block of Philadelphia Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Wally Bracks said.

Three officers each fired once and each was believed to have struck the man, authorities said late Monday.

No officers were injured.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives were dispatched to assist Whittier police in the shooting investigation, Bracks said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP, or "P3 Mobile" for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website

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