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Man Fatally Shot In Deputy-Involved Shooting During Traffic Stop

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A 29-year-old man was shot and killed during a deputy-involved shooting in East L.A. early this morning, City News Service reports. According to a statement from the Sheriff's Department, NBC L.A. reports, deputies were conducting a traffic stop around 4 a.m. near the intersection of Ferris Avenue and Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. to investigate a possible stolen vehicle.

The passenger in the right front-seat of the car was reportedly "combative," and KTLA reports officers believe "the suspect was armed and was attempting to retrieve his weapon."

The deputies gave him several commands to follow their orders, which the man ignored; there was a struggle, and the deputies opened fire and hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured, and a .22-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

According to KTLA, there were two women inside the car—a female driver and a female passenger— who were taken into custody for questioning.

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Multiple agencies, including the L.A. County coroner's office, the Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs will be investigating the incident, as happens with any deputy-involved shooting.

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