Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a person in Lancaster who they are saying charged at them with two machetes, officers stated.
Deputies encountered the person Tuesday morning at an Albertsons on twentieth Road West, the place he was accused of harassing consumers, in keeping with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division.
Deputies say they noticed the person standing exterior the doorway to the grocery retailer with two machetes in his backpack.
“Because the deputies tried to talk with him and calm him down, the suspect turned agitated and grabbed each machetes,” the division stated in an announcement.
The person then entered the Albertsons, refusing deputies’ “quite a few instructions” that he drop the machetes, authorities stated.
Deputies tried “less-lethal” strategies, together with stun weapons, to cease the person. However authorities say he all of a sudden charged at deputies, three of whom then shot him.
The person — described as being between 35 and 40 years outdated — was taken to an area hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless, in keeping with the Sheriff’s Division. His title had not been publicly launched as of Tuesday night.
Nobody else was injured. The 2 machetes had been recovered on the scene, authorities stated.
Investigators stated they later tied the suspect to the stabbing of an worker at an area fuel station earlier within the day. That individual was handled for non-life-threatening accidents, in keeping with authorities.
The sheriff’s murder and inner affairs bureaus will examine the taking pictures, as is normal. The Workplace of the Inspector Normal will present oversight all through the investigative course of.
The L.A. County district legal professional’s workplace may also conduct a authorized evaluation to find out whether or not the taking pictures was justified and whether or not any costs can be filed.