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Leopoldo Huizar, 24
Norwalk, California
September 20, 2009

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: 11 months ago

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Officers said they "encountered a suspicious male," then claimed Huizar reached for his waistband.

Leopoldo Huizar, a 24-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Sept. 20, after he was shot by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy in the 11600 block of East Imperial Highway in Norwalk, authorities said.

A deputy was patrolling the area around the Towne House Motel when he "encountered a suspicious male" in the back parking lot, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Department.

Huizar was belligerent, authorities said, and resisted the deputy while he tried to check him for weapons. According to the statement, the deputy shot Huizar after he allegedly pulled a gun out of his waistband.