FLORENCE (CBSLA.com) —  Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal deputy-involved shooting in Los Angeles.

The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of 75th Street, authorities said.

No deputies were injured.

A male adult told deputies that a suspect — now identified as 29-year-old Johnny Martinez — has stabbed him.

Officials said two men were fighting and that the suspect was assaulting another at the time of the shooting.

His family told KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen that Martinez was unarmed. The man’s parents reportedly witnessed the shooting.

Deputies said they used a stun gun and pepper spray on Martinez. They said when they also tried to cuff him, he pulled out a knife.

That is when they said the deputy-involved shooting occurred.

Authorities said they recovered a knife at the scene.




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