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Phillip Miller, 43
Los Angeles, California
January 10, 2007

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 7 months ago

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A Los Angeles police sergeant responding to a disturbance at a Masonic Lodge in South Los Angeles shot and killed an unarmed Philip Arthur Miller allegedly reaching for his waistband, department officials said. Miller, 43, of Carson died at the scene. The shooting occurred at the Mount Nebo Grand Lodge. As police arrived to investigate complaints about noise, they heard gunshots from inside, Sands said. Moments later, a man emerged from the lodge bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. He was followed by Miller, who was holding his waistband.