Cristian Rene Medina, 23

Los Angeles, California
March 16, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Shooting

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Deputies shot Medina when he 'took a two-hand shooting stance,' authorities said. The deputies were searching for an armed robber and said Medina matched the suspect's description. He was unarmed when shot.

A man was shot and killed by deputies in Florence after he pointed his finger at them, sheriff's officials said on Wednesday.

Medina did not have a gun, investigators discovered. They traced the robbery call to the phone booth where Medina had been standing, and determined there never was a robbery on Gage and Holmes. 

Hernandez said investigators don’t know if Medina made the false robbery report. 

“It’s suspicious,” he told The Times. “That is where the call originated and he was the only one standing in the area. The only … inference is he was the one who possibly made that call…Right now, we can’t draw any conclusions.”

Investigators found a security camera near the scene that may reveal more details about the shooting, Hernandez said.