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West LA deputy-involved shooting leaves transient dead

A map indicates the area near the intersection of Cadillac Avenue and Venice Boulevard in West Los Angeles where a deputy-involved shooting took place Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (Google maps)
October 6, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in West Los Angeles that left a suspect, believed to be a transient, dead Sunday.

The shooting took place at the intersection of Cadillac Avenue and Venice Boulevard around 3:45 p.m. Authorities say deputies from Transit Services Bureau came into contact with a man believed to be a transient.

The man allegedly armed himself with a wooden stick and advanced toward deputies. At least one deputy opened fire.

The unidentified suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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