Deputy fatally shoots suspect in Studio City

STUDIO CITY A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman says a deputy shot and killed a suspect outside a restaurant on the 12100 block of Ventura Boulevard. The man's name had not been released Friday afternoon.

The spokesman says deputies and federal drug enforcement agents were engaged in an anti-drug operation at the time. They had gathered for a debriefing in the restaurant's parking lot after serving a search warrant, when they noticed a man looking into their vehicles.

A drug agent confronted the man and the two got into a struggle. A sheriff's deputy then pulled out his gun and ordered the man to the ground -- that's when a Toyota sedan barreled into the group of officers and agents, ramming the deputy.

The deputy was thrown onto the windshield and fell off but he and a federal agent managed to shoot and kill the driver.

The deputy was treated for cuts and bruises. The shooting remains under investigation.

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