LANCASTER (CBSLA) – A man who was brandishing a gun during a bizarre standoff was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday afternoon in the community of Rosamond, north of Lancaster.
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According to the sheriff’s department, the incident began at 4:10 p.m. when deputies were called to Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park in the 45000 block of 5th Street East on a report of a man in the park who was pointing a gun at passing cars and people.
When a sheriff’s department helicopter flew over the scene, the suspect jumped into a white car and drove away.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
The helicopter followed him from above, and an LASD armored vehicle also responded.
The suspect drove west onto Avenue B and then into a dirt parking lot at West Avenue B and Sierra Highway, the sheriff’s department said, at which time he allegedly pointed a gun at both the helicopter and the armored vehicle, prompting deputies to open fire on him.
The suspect was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his gunshot wounds. His name was not immediately released.MORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
A handgun was recovered at the scene.