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LA deputies shoot passenger in traffic stop altercation

June 28, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say deputies shot and killed one person and detained another after an altercation during a traffic stop in East Los Angeles.

The car was pulled over late Thursday about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of downtown Los Angeles.

Officials say some kind of struggle occurred with a man in the passenger seat and deputies opened fire. He was shot and died at a hospital.

Details of what led up to the shooting have not been released. Authorities say a weapon was recovered.

The driver was taken into custody.

Witness Kevin Saenz says he saw what looked like a routine traffic stop. Saenz says he walked around the corner and heard a burst of gunshots.

No deputies were hurt.

Officials didn’t say why deputies pulled the car over.

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