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Officer Involved Shooting in Unincorporated Whitter Leaves Suspect Dead

By Brian Hews

Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have been involved in a deputy involved shooting on Thursday afternoon that has resulted in the death of a male suspect.

The incident took place at Morrill Avenue and Holbrook Street in Unincorporated Whittier at around 4:15 p.m..  Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has been told that one suspect was hit and died at the scene and that no deputies were injured during the incident.

A command post has been set up at 6812 Norwalk Avenue, Pico Rivera  at Katherine Edwards Middle School.

Specific details about the shooting is still being gathered at the scene by law enforcement officials.  Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will have additional updates as soon as they are available.

Whenever an Officer Involved Shooting occurs and it results in the wounding of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney in addition to 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.

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