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Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man Armed With Tree Branch
A police officer shot and killed a man that allegedly attacked him with a tree branch outside a liquor store in San Fernando today.
The shooting happened outside Cork 'n Jug around 5:40 am this morning, but the deceased man's name is not available yet, according to City News Service. He was declared dead at a hospital.
A police officer was called in to a dispute between two men at a nearby McDonald's this morning. A man reported that a homeless man had spit on him and assaulted him, according to NBC Los Angeles. Police said the suspect was armed with a tree branch that was sharp on one side and thick on the other, and the man used it to assault the officer (though the officer was unharmed in the incident).
The police officer fired his Taser at the suspect. However, a spokesman for the sheriff's department, which is assisting the San Fernando Police Department, said the Taser may not have worked properly because the man was wearing so many layers of clothing.
Then the police officer fired his gun at the suspect, hitting him once fatally in the upper torso. The officer was not injured in the incident. Sheriff's detectives are helping the police department investigate.
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