- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says homicide detectives are investigating a fatal deputy-involved shooting in the Southern California suburb of Cerritos.

Details were sketchy but authorities say the male victim, identified as a criminal suspect, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials say the shooting occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies were in the neighborhood to investigate reports of suspicious people knocking on doors.

Lt. Eddie Hernandez tells KCAL-TV that as a deputy approached a man in a car the man gunned the vehicle at him and the deputy opened fire.

The car crashed into a fire hydrant, sending a gusher of water into the air.


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