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Thursday December 22nd, 2022 :: 05:40 a.m. PST


#LASD Homicide Detectives Responded to a Barricaded Suspect Deputy Involved Shooting, 2500 block of East Avenue I, #Lancaster

DATE:   Wednesday, December 21, 2022      
REPORTED AT:  9:05 p.m. 
LOCATION: 2500 block of East Avenue I, Lancaster
SUSPECT:  Male Hispanic Adult
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Omar Camacho
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives responded to the 2500 block of East Avenue I, in the city of Lancaster regarding a death investigation.
On Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at approximately 01:00 a.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit, where the suspect fired multiple rounds at them.  The pursuit terminated at the 2500 block of East Avenue I in the city of Lancaster.  The suspect exited the vehicle with a male child, while holding a gun to the child’s head. 
The armed suspect barricaded himself in his residence with the child.  CHP requested the assistance of LASD Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB).
SEB deputy personnel arrived at the scene and assumed command of the tactical incident.  The suspect placed a gun to the child’s head while deputy personnel attempted to communicate with him, at which time a deputy involved shooting occurred. 
The shooting occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m.
The suspect was treated by medical personnel on scene and pronounced deceased. 
A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The child was not injured during the incident. 
There’s 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 

********The identity and cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner 
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. 

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