Deputy shoots gunman in Hacienda Heights, sheriff’s department says

An investigation is underway after a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy shot a man multiple times in Hacienda Heights on Friday afternoon after he allegedly approached deputies while armed with an object sharp.

The shooting happened around 4:25 p.m. on the 14000 block of Crystal Lantern Drive in the unincorporated area of ​​LA County.

Deputies were responding to the area for a report of a man threatening to burn down the house of a family member. When deputies arrived at the scene, the man was sitting in his parked vehicle but took off as soon as deputies approached him.

A short chase began and the man eventually returned to the residence where the incident began.

According to the sheriff’s department, the man was found on the side of the house near the garage where he was screaming unintelligible and holding a “sharp metal weapon”.

Deputies told the man to put the object down, but the man refused, LASD said in a news release.

The man reportedly approached the deputies with the object still in his hand and despite the deputies firing two rounds of non-lethal bullets, he did not stop moving forward.

A deputy opened fire on the man and shot him several times in the upper torso. He was taken to hospital and was recently listed in stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.

No other injuries, including MPs, were reported.

An investigation is ongoing into the shooting. Detectives are collecting evidence and witness statements, as well as searching for security footage of the area.

The sheriff’s department did not specify what the object in the man’s hand was.

Anyone with information about the incident or the shooting involved by the deputy is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Office at 323-890-5500.