PALMDALE, Calif. – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man in Palmdale, authorities said Saturday.
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were called at approximately 10:21 p.m. Friday to the 37000 block of Oxford Drive regarding a domestic violence call, said Lt. Patricia Thomas.
During their investigation of the incident, the suspect moved toward them with an edged weapon and was shot by deputies.
The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said.
Last month deputies killed five people.
Earlier this week it was reported a new lawsuit was filed by a deputy out of the East LA station which alleges new deputy gangs are forming. The Civilian Oversight Commission has not listed deputy gangs on any of their meeting agendas since the election of Sheriff Robert Luna who told a radio host on Feb. 2 that deputy gangs do exist in the department.
Anyone with information about this shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or to lacrimestoppers.org.
City News Service contributed to this report.