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Teen Trying to Protect Deputies, Shot and Killed

Teen Trying to Protect Deputies, Shot and Killed

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a 17-year-old young man in the early hours of Thursday, June 22, 2017, after responding to a noise complaint regarding a house party. According to local media outlets and the LASD, the deputies had encountered a dog in the yard and one deputy was bitten. The injured deputy then called for his supervisor and the dog’s owner tried to secure the dog by tethering it only to have the dog break free and head in the direction of a group of deputies re-entering the yard only a few minutes later. The teen attempted to grab the dog and was shot dead. The official release describes the incident as “unfortunate”.

LASD Press Release describing the victim as a “Suspect”, so typical.

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2017
TIME: 3:47 a.m.
LOCATION: 38500 blk 10th St East, Palmdale
SUSPECT: Male
UNIT: Homicide Bureau, Lieutenant Moore
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the 38500 block of 10th St East, Palmdale, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting.
The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
There is no additional information available at this time.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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