Man shot dead by deputy sheriff’s in South Whittier – NBC Los Angeles

A man is in hospital Wednesday morning after he was shot by a sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff in South Whittier.

The shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the 12400 block of Shoemaker Avenue.

That part of Shoemaker Avenue has been closed and cars turned away while police are investigating the incident. A LASD armored SWAT vehicle was seen outside a house on this street.

The man was shot dead by an MP, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is not yet known.

It is also not yet known why the shooting occurred.

NBC4 was initially told that a member of the sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau was the person who fired the gun in the incident, but there are no details as to why that team was in South Whittier.

Shoemaker Avenue will be closed from Sunshine Avenue to Imperial Highway for the duration of the investigation.

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