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Armed man killed by Los Angeles deputies in desert standoff

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 15:07:06-04

LAKE LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who officials said pointed a gun at people during a standoff at a desert home.

The armed man, who was not identified, holed up at a residence in the Lake Los Angeles area near Palmdale.

The standoff lasted for several hours and ended when deputies opened fire.

The man was struck by gunfire and died at the scene. CBS 2 says it wasn’t immediately known if the man fired his gun, but sheriff’s officials said he pointed the weapon at people.

No deputies were injured.