Deputy Involved Shooting in #Lynwood 05/21/19

Deputy Involved Shooting in #Lynwood 05/21/19

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau is continuing their investigation into a deputy-involved shooting. The incident occurred Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at approximately 12:37 p.m., on the 3800 block of Lilita Street in Lynwood.

Century Station deputies responded to the location regarding a family disturbance call. The caller stated a male Hispanic 44 years-old was threatening the family with a hammer and possibly under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

When deputies arrived, they attempted to detain the disturbing party, who was still in possession of the hammer, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.

The male suspect was struck at least once in the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The deputies were not injured.

The hammer was recovered at the scene.

If you have any information about this incident, we ask that you please call our Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.