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Deputy Involved Shooting in Norwalk Kills One

NORWALK (CNS) – Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who pointed a weapon at them in Norwalk and arrested a second man who did the same, authorities said today. 

The deputy-involved shooting occurred in the area of Imperial Highway and Pioneer Boulevard occurred around 6:30 p. m. Tuesday, said deputies Kelvin Moody and Tina Schrader.

Both suspects pointed handguns at the deputies before the shooting took place, and two handguns were recovered at the scene, the sheriff’s department reported. 

The suspect who was killed died at the scene, according to the department. His name was withheld pending family notification. The other suspect, whose name also was nor immediately released, was taken into custody. 

The sheriff’s department did not immediately say what prompted the confrontation between the two men and the deputies. The shooting was being investigated by a team from the Justice System Integrity Division of the L. A. County District Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s Homicide and Internal Affairs Bureau, and the Office of the County Inspector General.

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