Written By @cabbagepatchgrl
This past Wednesday, an incident occurred after a man was confronted for attempting to break into vehicles in a parking lot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A Los Angeles County deputy, who was off duty at the time, shot and wounded the man after he was allegedly seen moving toward the officer while reaching towards his waistband.
In a statement from the Sheriff’s Department, officials said there was a knife ‘belonging to the suspect’ recovered at the scene. But investigators failed to explain where the knife was found or how they connected it to the suspect.
According to officials, another man accompanied the suspect, but he fled the scene and remains at large. Meanwhile, the initial suspect is said to be in stable condition.
In the incident, the off-duty deputy was walking to his parked car on the 7300 block of Painter Avenue when he saw “two individuals looking into windows of parked vehicles, including his own.”
Investigators say that the deputy confronted the two men and asked what they were doing.
In a statement, the Agency said, “One of the individuals began to ultimately advance on the deputy, at which time he identified himself as an off-duty deputy.”
“The suspect then reached for his waistband as if he was going to retrieve a weapon and continued to advance on the deputy,” the statement continued.
That is when the deputy opened fire and shot the man in his upper body. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital.
The Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. There is no word on whether there were surveillance cameras in the parking structure that captured the shooting.