Deputy shoots, kills man who drove van toward him during East Los Angeles incident

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed a man who drove toward him during a detainment attempt overnight, officials confirmed on Sunday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of North Herbert Avenue in Los Angeles just before midnight on Saturday on reports of a domestic violence incident. Authorities said the suspect, who assaulted a victim, left the scene in a green van.

The van was found driving on the 3900 block of Snow Drive, where deputies attempted a traffic stop and exited their vehicle, holding the man at gunpoint.

The man made a U-turn, officials claim, and drove toward one of the deputies, who then opened fire at the man.

  • Deputy shoots kills man in East L.A.
    First responders on the scene of a deadly shooting involving law enforcement in East L.A. on Mar. 31, 2024. (OnSceneTV)
  • Deputy shoots kills man in East L.A.
    First responders on the scene of a deadly shooting involving law enforcement in East L.A. on Mar. 31, 2024. (OnSceneTV)

The man, described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 40-45, was hit in the upper torso. He died in a hospital on Sunday.

The deputy was hospitalized from an injury sustained in the confrontation, although the extent wasn’t immediately made clear. No other injuries were reported.

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The sheriff’s department didn’t reveal any other details. Per protocol with a enforcement involved shooting, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division will investigate the lawfulness of the use of lethal force.

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