- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies fatally shot a man who raised an ax and walked toward them after swinging the weapon at a neighbor in Lancaster.

A department statement says the 45-year-old man got into an argument with the neighbor Thursday night, swung the ax at the neighbor several times and threatened to kill him.

Deputies responding to La Vida Drive found the man standing on his front lawn, holding the ax.

The department says deputies ordered the man to drop the ax but he refused and started to walk toward them.

Authorities say several rounds fired from a stun bag shotgun had no effect on the man and he was shot when he raised the ax and walked toward deputies. The man died at a hospital.

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