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Vigil Held in Cerritos for Man Shot By Deputies

Family and friends held a vigil Saturday for Nephi Arriguin, shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Cerritos.

“I’m completely devastated,” Arriguin’s uncle Zachary Wade said. “I’m completely baffled as to what reason a deputy would have to murder my nephew.”

A crowd gathered at the scene on Pires Avenue. Deputies said 21-year-old Arriguin was shot Thursday and that  he attempted to run over a deputy with his car.

Deputies were investigating reports of a suspicious couple in the neighborhood.

After he was shot, Arriguin’s car crashed, shearing a fire hydrant. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting remained under investigation. Anyone with further information about this incident shoud contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.