Deputies fatally shoot burglary suspect in Florence, authorities say

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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suspect while responding to a report of vehicular burglary early Wednesday morning in Florence. (KABC)

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suspect while responding to a report of a vehicular burglary early Wednesday morning in Florence, authorities said.

The burglary was reported at 1:15 a.m. in the unincorporated area of Compton Avenue and 92nd Street, said a spokesperson for the sheriff's Century station.

Deputies arrived at the location to find a man sitting in a car in an alley. Neighbors in the area said the car had been parked along the street for at least three days.

The deputies contacted the suspect and he exited the vehicle, investigators said. At some point, the man allegedly broke free of the deputies' grasp and went back to the car to retrieve a handgun.

Two deputies then opened fire on the suspect, who was fatally wounded, according to the sheriff's department. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

No deputies were injured.

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