LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives were sent Sunday to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy involved shooting that wounded one suspect in Carson.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were sent around 12:56 a.m. to the 23900 block of South Marbella Avenue on a service call regarding a mentally ill person who was armed with a knife.READ MORE: Huntington Beach Officially Calls For Offshore Oil Drilling Ban
Once on scene, the suspect, who was still armed with the knife, confronted one of the deputies, detectives said.
During the assault, a deputy involved shooting occurred.READ MORE: West Covina City Council Approves New Amazon Distribution Center
The suspect was hit by gunfire, and was transported to a hospital where he later died, deputies explained.
A steak knife was recovered from the scene, deputies explained.
No deputies were injured in the shooting.MORE NEWS: East LA Olympic Boxer Paul Gonzales Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse
No further information is available at this time.