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Deputies shoot, kill man, 20, in South LA

A deputy-involved shooting left a 20-year-old man dead in South Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

January 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A deputy-involved shooting left a 20-year-old man dead in South Los Angeles on Saturday morning.The shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. on Wadsworth Avenue near 80th street.

The suspect, identified as Derric Abernathy, died at the scene.

Sheriff's deputies were examining two cars parked nearby in connection with the investigation.

It's unclear what may have led to the shooting. No further details were released.

Homicide detectives, the department's internal affairs bureau and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office are all investigating, as required in shootings involving law enforcement officers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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