William Lusk, 19

Los Angeles, California
May 25, 2011

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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William Lusk, a 19-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy Wednesday, May 25, in the 11700 block of South Central Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Police stopped Lusk and another person in a car about 8:30 p.m. The vehicle had been reported stolen.

Both of the car’s occupants ran from the scene.

Lusk was found in a carport and shot after he “reached into his pocket as if he was reaching for a weapon,” according to the county Sheriff’s Department. The other person was found hiding in a yard and was taken into custody without incident.

After the shooting, Lusk was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:59 p.m. Coroner's records show he was shot several times.