VALENCIA, Calif. – A man who was shot by sheriff’s deputies at a shopping center in Valencia died at a hospital, authorities said Thursday.
The shooting was reported at around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday outside the Macy’s department store in the Westfield Valencia Town Center in the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard.
According to a broadcast report, a security guard at the mall called deputies regarding a trespasser who would not leave the mall.
Fox 11 reported that the man attacked a deputy prior to the shooting.
A deputy with facial injuries was also taken to a hospital, ABC 7 reported.
Details about what led up to the shooting were unclear, Serna said.
Information was not immediately available on the man’s identity pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or at lacrimestoppers.org.