PALMDALE – Authorities Wednesday identified the man who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Palmdale after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into two patrol cars while fleeing the scene.
He was 26-year-old Samuel Nunez of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The shooting happened around 6:05 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in the 6900 block of Jack Rabbit Way, near 70th Street East, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The deputies were following up on a domestic violence incident from earlier in the evening and attempted to make contact with Nunez as he was seated inside a vehicle, sheriff’s officials said.
“The suspect [Nunez] attempted to flee the location and rammed two patrol vehicles several times. After ramming one of the deputy’s vehicles, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. … It was later determined the suspect [Nunez] was not involved in the early domestic violence call,” the sheriff’s new release states.
Anyone who witnessed this shooting is encouraged to call the LASD’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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