LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a teenager by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy responding to report that a person pointed a gun at a passing motorist (all times are local):
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s official says someone in a crowd who rushed in after a deputy fatally shot a teenager may have taken a gun from the suspect.
Captain Chris Bergner says the incident happened when deputies responded Sunday night to a 911 call reporting someone came from the street and pointed a gun at the caller as he drove by.
Bergner says deputies saw a person matching the description given by the caller, and he had a weapon.
Bergner says the deputies ordered the suspect not to move, but he fled into an apartment complex with courtyard and then turned in the direction of the deputies. A deputy fired.
Bergner says 30 to 40 people flooded the courtyard, in an attempt to get to the suspect or the deputies, that the name for the backup.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say deputies fatally shot a 16-year-old boy who they believed to be armed during a foot chase.
Lt John Corina says the deputies responded Sunday night in South Los Angeles following reports of a young man pointing a gun at a motorist.
Corina says the arriving deputies saw a gun hidden in the toe of the waistband. The lieutenant says that as the suspect ran from the deputies, he turned his back to them, and that is when the deputies fired.
The suspect struck several times and died on the spot.
KABC-TV reports Monday that investigators do not immediately recover from a suspect weapon.