“He was in possession of a firearm and did assault a deputy,” Dean said.
Family members on the scene acknowledged the lifeless man as Dijon Kizzee, 29, CBS-Los Angeles reported, nonetheless the sheriff’s division said it couldn’t immediately confirm his identification.
Police say the handgun was recovered and no deputies have been injured. TV data helicopters confirmed a gun near the physique.
Protesters gathered and larger than 100 people marched to a sheriff’s station. Some chanted “Say his title” and “No justice, no peace,” the Events reported.
Neighborhood resident Arlander Givens, 68, questioned why deputies fired at an individual who, in response to the sheriff’s official, wasn’t holding a weapon.
“If he reached proper right down to seize it, that’s utterly completely different,” Givens suggested the Events. “However when it’s on the backside, why shoot? Which implies he was unarmed.”
Dean, in a Monday afternoon press conference, said investigators had not however interviewed witnesses or reviewed any surveillance or cellphone video.
“Give us time to conduct our investigation,” he said. “We’ll get your complete data of this case and eventually present them.”
The Sheriff’s Division said a variety of unbiased investigations began on the scene.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is able to vote Tuesday to fund a body-worn digicam program for the sheriff’s division. Sheriff Alex Villanueva has feuded with the supervisors in present months and repeatedly referred to as on them to approve the money for the physique cameras.