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Man with meat cleavers shot by deputies

August 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a shooting in Rosemead Saturday night.The incident was the second deputy-involved shooting on Saturday.

The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of Ramona Boulevard in Rosemead.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a man broke into a home and came out carrying two large meat cleavers. Officials say he had one cleaver in each hand and they believe he made a threatening statement and then came at deputies. Fearing for their safety, the deputies fired.

The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Sheriff's Department says he was drinking heavily.

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