LITTLEROCK – An 80-year-old man was shot dead Thursday morning after he pointed a semi-automatic handgun at deputies inside a Littlerock home, authorities said. The man’s weapon, marijuana, and marijuana growing equipment were recovered at the scene, according to a press report by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
The deputy-involved shooting death happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday (June 27) at a home in the 36600 Block of 117th Street East in Littlerock.
Deputies from a narcotics unit were serving a narcotics search warrant at the residence, when deputies encountered an 80-year-old man in a back bedroom who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, the press report states.
The man pointed the handgun at deputies and a deputy-involved shooting occurred, the press report states.
The man was hit by gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured during the incident.
The man’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
He was the only person inside the location at the time of the incident.
The location was a multi-unit property resulting in several residents being detained for questioning in relation to the deputy-involved shooting, the sheriff’s press report states.
All residents were later released.
Whenever an officer-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and it results in a fatality, multiple independent investigations begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Offices of the L.A. Co. District Attorney and the L.A. Co. Coroner, in addition to Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.
Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene, and 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 is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee.
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UPDATED 6/28/13: The man killed in the deputy-involved shooting Thursday (June 27) has been identified as 80-year-old EUGENE MALLORY of Littlerock, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.