Robbery suspect killed in confrontation with LA deputies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies investigating a robbery fatally wounded a man during a confrontation.
City News Service reports the shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in East Los Angeles.
Deputy Tracy Koerner says the shooting happened after deputies tried to speak with several suspects a robbery victim had pointed out.
After the suspects fled a search led a deputy to one of them. Koerner says the man attempted to flee again but slipped and fell.
The man, who was not identified, was shot during a scuffle as deputies tried to arrest him.
Authorities say two other suspects got away.
The Sheriff’s Department says a semi-automatic weapon was recovered at the scene.