Christopher Glass, 17

Palmdale, California
March 01, 2011

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Christopher Glass, a 17-year-old black man, was shot and killed by sheriff deputies Tuesday, March 1, in the 500 block of East Avenue P-14 in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Deputies shot and killed the teenager after a short pursuit because he was behaving in a threatening manner toward them, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

Sheriff’s homicide Lt. Nick Tippings said deputies at the scene reported that Glass charged toward them while armed with a knife.