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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Sunday November 15th, 2020 :: 07:57 a.m. PST

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#LASD Homicide Bureau Continues to Investigate Deputy-Involved Shooting, Van Ness Av/Van Wick St, unincorp Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting. The incident occurred Sunday, November 15, 2020, at approximately 1:50 a.m., at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Van Wick Street in the unincorporated area Los Angeles.

Detectives have learned, South Los Angeles Station received a call for service of a man standing in the middle of the street holding a firearm. When deputies arrived at the location, they observed a man standing in the middle of the street holding a firearm and pointing it at a passerby vehicle. They immediately exited they patrol vehicle, told the man to drop the weapon. The man then turned and pointed the weapon in the deputies direction, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, male Black approximately 40-45 years-old, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

A revolver belonging to the suspect was recovered at the scene.

Investigators are canvassing the area for any witnesses and surveillance video footage that may have captured the incident.

There is no additional information available 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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org 

Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, 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, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted.  Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.  Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified.
 
Forwarded by:  
Deputy Trina Schrader  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles California 90012
http://www.lasd.org    
213-229-1700  
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ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE IS AS FOLLOWS:


DATE:
   Sunday, November 15, 2020      

REPORTED AT:  1:50 a.m. 

LOCATION:  Intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Van Wick Street in the unincorporated area Los Angeles

SUSPECT:  Male Adult   

UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Brandon Dean

NARRATIVE:  

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are responding to a deputy-involved shooting investigation. The incident occurred Sunday, November 15, 2020, at approximately 1:50 a.m., at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Van Wick Street in the unincorporated area Los Angeles

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

There is no additional information available 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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org 

Forwarded by:  
Deputy Trina Schrader  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles California 90012  
http://www.lasd.org    
213-229-1700  
   
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Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 

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