LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the man fatally shot by a member of the sheriff’s anti-gang unit in Lancaster when he allegedly pulled a gun on deputies.
Arturo Lopez, 46, died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office. His hometown was not known.
The shooting happened about 11:35 p.m. Friday, July 3, at 30th Street West and Avenue K-4 in Lancaster, Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Gang Unit, Operations Safe Streets Bureau, were patrolling in the area, and stopped their patrol vehicle to speak with two people, said sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
As deputies got out of their patrol car, Lopez reportedly pulled out an assault pistol from under his jacket, and he was shot, Corina said.
The suspect’s handgun, a semiautomatic assault pistol, was recovered next to his body, Corina said.
No deputies were injured.
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