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May 13, 2007
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Calif. deputy kills man who reportedly fired on him

From Times Staff Reports
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES, Ca. — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man early Saturday after he pointed and fired a gun at the deputy after a traffic stop, authorities said.

According to sheriff's officials, the shooting occurred at Muriel Avenue and Pixley Street about 1:15 a.m. after the 21-year-old, who has not been identified, made an illegal U-turn in a pickup truck.

The deputy pulled the truck over, officials said, but as he walked up to the vehicle, it sped off. A short time later, the deputy saw the pickup stopped at a corner.

After the driver fired a gun at the deputy, officials said, the deputy returned fire.

An 18-year-old man inside the truck was not injured. A handgun was recovered at the scene, officials said.

As is standard practice, the case will be reviewed by the Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office.

Copyright 2007 Los Angeles Times

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