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Suspects Shoot at Whittier PD Officers and LASD Deputies in West Whittier; Suspect Killed At Scene

This is Breaking News!

At about 1230am, Sunday, Shots were fired at Whittier PD officers attempting to stop a stolen car near Norwalk and Washington Blvd, West Whittier deputies were nearby and assisted in the immediate search for the suspects.

A search of the area resulted in containing the suspects to a garage on the 7700 block of Norwalk Blvd. in West Whittier (county area).

Nearby homes were evacuated for the safety of the community. LASD Special Enforcement Bureau deputies were called to the scene to assist with the barricaded armed suspects.

At least one shot was fired at LASD Special Enforcement Bureau from the garage while SEB deputies were conducting their area search.

At about 4:30am, a female came out of garage and surrendered to deputies. At least one male shooting suspect remained in the garage.

At about 6:50am, an armed male shooting suspect came out of garage and a Deputy Involved Shooting occurred. The suspect is deceased. No citizens or deputies were hit by gunfire.

Deputies continue to contain and search the area to ensure there are no additional suspects.

Whenever a Deputy-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s deputies, and it results in a fatality, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Office of the Los Angeles District Attorney and the Los Angeles County Coroner, as well as investigations by Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene, and have full access to the facts known to the Sheriff’s Department throughout every phase of these investigations. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Sheriff’s Homicide investigators at (323) 890-5500. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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