STANTON (CBSLA) — Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department fatally shot a man in the parking lot of a senior living facility in an unincorporated part of Stanton Friday evening.
The shooting happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the intersection of Cerritos and Dale avenues.
#OCSDPIO A deputy-involved shooting occurred today in the city of Stanton. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a stolen vehicle, a pursuit ensued and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. pic.twitter.com/hD1sLFwGu3
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) September 19, 2020
According to OCSD Lt. Nate Wilson, chief of police services for the city of Stanton, a deputy observed an allegedly stolen vehicle out of the city of Garden Grove.
“He attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued,” Wilson said.
The driver of the vehicle, described as an Asian man in his 30s, pulled into the parking lot of a senior living facility where deputies opened fire. The man died at the scene.
It was not immediately clear what immediately preceded the shooting.
Cerritos was expected to be closed from Dale Avenue to Yana Drive for the ongoing investigation until midnight.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will conduct and investigation into the shooting with an administrative investigation being doing by the sheriff’s department.