Last updated: 4 months ago
A man has died after being shot in a deputy-involved shooting in the Nickerson Gardens area of Watts Wednesday night.
Authorities said the shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. near Imperial Highway and Slater Street.
Deputies were patrolling the area when they noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on Slater Avenue, facing the wrong way on the street. A person was sitting in the driver's seat, and a man was standing outside of the vehicle. When the deputies approached, the man standing outside the vehicle ran eastbound through a driveway and across Imperial Highway, armed with a handgun, sheriff's officials said.
The deputies chased after the suspect as he ran into a housing development, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was struck at least one time in the torso and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.