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Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 :: 03:26 p.m. PDT

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*2nd Update* #LASD - Homicide Investigators Respond to Deputy-Involved Shooting, 31500blk Castaic Rd, Castaic

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a Deputy-Involved Shooting that occurred in the 31500 block of Castaic Road, Castaic, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at approximately 9:00 PM.

According to investigators, deputies attempted to stop the suspect after they recognized him from previous interactions and knew he was on probation for a narcotic violation. When the suspect fled on foot, deputies followed him and eventually made contact with him. It was at this time that a Deputy-Involved Shooting occurred.

The suspect, who has now been identified as William Bowers, a 51 year-old male White adult, was struck by gunfire in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No deputies were injured during the incident.

The investigation is on-going.

There is no further information available at this time.

 

Whenever a Deputy-Involved Shooting results in a fatality of a person, several independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.  These include separate investigations by the Los Angeles County Coroner, in addition to Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.  The District Attorney also participates in the investigatory process.  The LASD immediately notifies the Office of Inspector General who responds and is also present at the incident scene. 

The Critical Incident Review panel convenes to perform a preliminary risk management analysis of the shooting.  This panel is comprised of the concerned chief and unit commander, risk management, training and the chairperson of the Executive Force Review Committee and Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel.

Every aspect of a Deputy-Involved shooting is ultimately evaluated by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee, which decides whether or not there are any policy, tactical, supervisory, or training violations or concerns. 

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

Written by:

Deputy Mike Barraza

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

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***1st Update***


**Location of Occurrence Correction: 31500 block of Castaic Road, Castaic

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to a Deputy-Involved shooting that occurred at the 31500 block of Castaic Road, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Investigators have learned that the deputies attempted to make contact with a male who was riding a bicycle. The male fled on foot, the deputies followed him and eventually made contact with the male, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.  

The male adult suspect was struck in the upper torso and pronounced dead at the scene.

No deputies were injured.

There is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

Forwarded by:

Deputy Trina Schrader

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:

DATE:  Tuesday, August 02, 2016

TIME:  9:02 p.m.

LOCATION:  31900 Block of Castaic Road, Castaic

SUSPECT:  Male Adult

UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Mendoza

NARRATIVE:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are responding to the 31900 block of Castaic Road, Castaic, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.                                        

There are no outstanding suspects.

No deputies were injured by gunfire.

There is no additional information available at this time and the investigation is on-going.

Whenever a Deputy Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and it results in the wounding of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.  These include separate investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process.  Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.  The Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney also participates in the investigatory process and conducts a legal analysis of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

Written by:

Deputy Trina Schrader

Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Hall of Justice - First floor 

211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-229-1700

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Jim McDonnell, Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 

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