PALMDALE – A 32-year old man was shot and killed by Palmdale Sheriff’s deputies Thursday. Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
According to the Sheriff’s report, around 11:48 a.m. Thursday, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call from an informant stating gunfire was heard coming from a residence on the 3100 block of Heather Avenue in Palmdale.
Palmdale sheriff’s deputies responded to the location and commanded the occupants to exit the garage, but the suspect refused to exit, according to the Sheriff’s report.
When deputies entered the garage they were confronted by the armed suspect and a deputy-involved shooting occurred, the report states.
The 32-year-old man was shot and transported to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. No deputies were injured in the incident, and a handgun was recovered at the scene, according to the report.
As of 9 p.m. Thursday, deputies had not yet released the name of the man shot and killed by deputies, citing the pending investigation.
Separate investigations by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, and the Internal Affairs Bureau will be conducted into the incident. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review will also have full access to the facts known to the Sheriff’s Department throughout every phase of the investigation. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting will be reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee, according to the report.