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Kidnapping Suspect Fatally Shot By Deputies During Stand-Off

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A man suspected of kidnapping another man was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies after an hours-long stand off in East L.A.

Deputies first encountered the man, whose name has not been released, on Wednesday morning when they attempted to question him about an suspected kidnapping on March 19 caught by a surveillance camera. The video showed one man hitting another in the face, brandishing a gun and shooting the victim in the foot before forcing him away.

The man ran from deputies and into a home in the 6400 block of Northside Drive at about 10 a.m., ABC 7 reports. The residents of the home were able to flee, and were not hurt.

Neighbors were evacuated from the area and negotiators attempted to coax the man into surrendering, according to the L.A. Times. About six hours later, he walked out of the home armed with a handgun and allegedly threatened deputies, who responded by opening fire. The man was hit multiple times in the torso and taken to a hospital, where he died.