Updated Information - Log Number 252
[Original Press Release Follows]
Sheriff's Homicide investigators are continuing their investigation surrounding the circumstances regarding a deputy-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 6, 2013, in the 28600 block of Cloverleaf Place, Castaic.
Investigators have learned that deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Station responded to the location regarding a "family disturbance" call. While enroute to the location, the call was updated to a "suicidal man with a gun" call.
When deputy personnel arrived, they made a tactical approach to the residence. The suspect emerged from the garage area holding a rifle. The suspect refused to follow commands to drop the rifle. He pointed the rifle at the deputies, who in fear for their safety, fired at the suspect.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The weapon was recovered at the scene. No deputies were injured.
Date: October 7, 2013.
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Original Press Release
Date and time: October 6, 2013, 6:05 p.m.
Location: 28600 block of Cloverleaf Place, Castaic
Suspect: Male Adult
Unit: Homicide Bureau, Lt. Dolson
Sheriff's Homicide detectives are enroute to the 28600 block of Cloverleaf Place, Castaic, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved (hit) shooting.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment and his condition is unknown. No deputies were injured. A weapon was recovered at the scene. There is no further information at this time.
Whenever a Deputy-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and it results in the wounding of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney in addition to investigations by Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene and have full access to the facts known to the Sheriff's Department throughout every phase of these thorough investigations. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.
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