PALMDALE (AP) — Authorities say Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed an armed man in Palmdale after he ignored orders to drop his weapon.

The Los Angeles Times reports deputies responded to a “man with a gun” call Friday night.

When he didn’t comply with orders to put the gun down, he was shot multiple times.

The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. No deputies were injured.

Officials said the man’s weapon was recovered. His name has not yet been released.

The incident is under investigation.

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Comments (17)
  1. c-gas says:

    What? No comments yet? He must not have been black or hispanic. Most likely the blacks or hispanics are still sleeping.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      He pulled afake gun on the police. All the deputies done were to thin the herd and make the gene pool stronger. He wanted to die, doing something so stupid.

  2. Mary says:

    Palmdale again?

  3. surfbum says:

    Good old Wattsdale. I mean Palmton. Proving once again that when people move to an area to get away from all the crime & problems in the ghetto, they just end up bringing it with them.

  4. resident of palmdale says:

    I live in the area and saw what happened. The suspect was WHITE.

  5. REAL NATIVE says:


  6. Rich Mexican MD says:

    There’s a lot, I mean a lot of white people in Palmdale. They all moved out there from their trailer parks in the late 80s, early 90s to buy 5 bedroom homes for $89,000. Same goes for all the raza out there too.

  7. RayGun says:

    Comments should focus on other factors
    besides race, ethnicity of suspect.
    Causes of crime include economy, employment,
    Social …..

  8. Sal says:

    People please
    We need to stop being separatist,
    segregationist, racist and start respecting each other become United, American and Human beings

  9. drozone69 says:

    I heard they snuck up and ambushed our victim.After discharging their firearms,they yell “drop the weapon”.You should have saw them high fiveing each other over the victims dying corpse.

    1. jimmy says:

      I heard you were hitting the crack pipe at the same time….

  10. Lily Radillo says:


  11. Lily Radillo says:

    you people with the negative comments are so ignorant! He wasnt white trash! He wasnt full white at all IDIOTS! Have you people not noticed that the media is not saying much and the cops arnt either. Geeeeeeeeeeeee I WONDER WHY????? Because the freaken gun was NOT REAL!. The idiots that werent trainned properly, shot him to death without even giving him a chance. He was a great kid with his whole life ahead of him!. Im So glad god was by my side when some young kids were walking around my area with what I thought were real guns, turns out they were painball guns. IMAGINE them being one of your family members & I would have called the cops. THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SHOT THEM, you would have hated me for that & with how ignorant some of you sound you wld have probably wished death upon me. THE GUN WAS FAKE AND THE IDIOTS GOT A CALL “FROM SOMEONE”…SHOOWED UP THOUGHT IT WAS REAL SHOT HIM THINKING THEY WOULD END UP LOOKING LIKE HEROS BUT AFTER THEY SEEN THE GUN WAS FAKE “all of the sudden they cant say mush because everything is under investigation” FREAKEN IDIOTS!

  12. The Facts says:

    Ignorant posts by ignorant people. The person killed was a 19 year old, white, and far from trash. The gun he had was FAKE. Knowing how the deputies “roll” in the Antelope Valley is does not surprised me they shot him for simply not following an order. Think you would freeze up if you had a bunch of guns pointed at you? What ever happened to deputies only being able to shoot when they feel threatened?

  13. Heartfelt says:

    My husband and I ran out of our house and yelled to the Police “Don’t kill him”.

    We saw it happen. That many bullets??????? The Officers know how many shots they fired. They know and God knows…..

    Some things are just not called for……..

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