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Deputies Kill Suspect After Pursuit In LA

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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies shot and killed a man who led them on a chase with his motorcycle, challenged them to a fight then pointed what they believed was a gun at them.

KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper reports that the motorcyclist had led the California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s deputies on two chases following reports that he had brandished a firearm at drivers.

The man soon abandoned the motorcycle in a street in the Willowbrook area, took off his helmet and challenged deputies to a fight.

The department says in a news release that when deputies approached him, he removed what appeared to be a handgun from his waist area, pointed it at them, and was shot.

The 24-year-old suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and deputies recovered a replica gun.

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