Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Man Dies After Being Shot by Deputies Near Lancaster

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LANCASTER, Calif.—An investigation was continuing Sept. 24 into the fatal shooting of a man by sheriff’s deputies following a pursuit in the Lancaster area that ended with the suspect allegedly pointing a weapon at deputies. Deputies were called at approximately 4:10 p.m. Thursday to Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park at 45045 Fifth Street East, where a man was brandishing a firearm in the park and pointing it at passing vehicles and park visitors, said Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. A sheriff’s department helicopter crew spotted the suspect, who got into a white vehicle and drove off, Arteaga said. The suspect drove westbound on Avenue B into a dirt parking lot at West Avenue B and Sierra Highway, where deputies, using an armored rescue vehicle, approached the suspect’s vehicle. Authorities said the suspect pointed a firearm at the sheriff’s helicopter and at approaching deputies, prompting them to open …

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