HAWAIIAN GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Monday investigated the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting that took place at a home in Hawaiian Gardens.
Around 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were sent to a home located in the 12200 block of 216th Street for report of a prowler call.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the caller informed deputies that a man knocked on their door and attempted to gain access into the home.
Upon their arrival, authorities located a suspect in the backyard of the home, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
City officials said the suspect, a Hispanic man, sustained one gunshot wound to his upper body. Paramedics pronounced him dead at this scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
A weapon has not yet been located, deputies added.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500.