Sword-Wielding Man Fatally Shot By Deputies During Narcotics Search In Lancaster

LANCASTER (CBS) — A man who came at sheriff’s deputies with a four-foot sword was fatally shot, authorities said Thursday.

Deputies were serving a narcotics search warrant on a home in the 44000 block of Spearman Avenue in Lancaster about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

When deputies entered the home, a 68-year-old man suddenly exited a bedroom armed with the sword and raised it toward a deputy, sheriff’s Lt. John Corina said. The suspect was shot several times.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital, where he was found dead.

Corina is heading up the internal investigation into the shooting. The deputy-involved shooting is also being investigated by the Department’s Internal Affairs bureau, the L.A. County District Attorney’s office and the county’s Office of Independent Review.

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  • FAIL

    “The man…was taken to a hospital, where he was found dead.”


    Hey CBS, do you need an editor? These types of mistakes are appearing daily and should be very embarrassing to you.

    • groapair

      there not mistakes there cover-ups

    • UGH

      Agreed! It’s been happening on LOTS of media sites recently.

  • Uhoh

    So, let me get this straight. they took him to the hospital and they found him dead. Were they playing hide and seek?

  • Tammy Zaragoza

    It was cold blooded murder, his name was Don Handy and he was unarmed. They broke his door down and yelled get the f_ _k on the floor, when he turned around they shot him 7 times. They found no narcotics in the home, they executed an old man who was non violent and not a threat to anyone. There is more to fear from the cops than the criminals in the Antelope Valley.

  • Hotel Tango 23

    Hi everyone.

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