LITTLEROCK – Homicide detectives are on scene right now investigating the circumstances surrounded a deputy-involved shooting in Littlerock this morning that left one man dead.
The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday (June 27) at a home in the 36600 block of 117th Street East.
One suspect was hit by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene, and no deputies were injured in the incident, according to a press report by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
It appears deputies may have been trying to serve a search warrant or conducting a compliance operation, because several deputies dressed in black were at the scene and a mobile command post was nearby. However, this information has not been confirmed and authorities have not released any details about what led to the shooting.
Authorities have not released any details about what led to the shooting. No further information is available at this time, the sheriff’s press report states.
The shooting death was the second one in Littlerock Thursday morning.
Homicide detectives responded to an earlier double shooting around 12:08 a.m. in the 35700 Block of 82nd Street East in Littlerock, authorities said.
One man was shot dead at the scene and a woman was shot and wounded, a sheriff’s press report states. The woman was taken to a local hospital where her condition was unknown as of late Thursday morning.
KTLA reports that the shooting may have stemmed from a family dispute, and that the alleged shooter was a relative. No suspects have been arrested in the shooting, and no further information is available at this time.
The victims have not been identified in either Littlerock shooting deaths, pending next of kin notifications.
Anyone with information on the incidents is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATED @ 12:30 p.m., 6/27/13: Sheriff’s homicide detectives have released more information about the double shooting that occurred just past midnight in the 35700 Block of 82nd Street East in Littlerock. Detectives say the victims were boyfriend and girlfriend, and they lived with the alleged shooter. The couple had an argument with the suspect, who retrieved a firearm and shot both victims, detectives said. The man died at the scene and his girlfriend was treated for non life-threatening injuries. The shooter is still at large. We’ll have more information in a separate story later today.
Editor’s Note: We will have more information on these incidents as soon as it become available.