Crime & Justice

Deputy fatally shoots suspected prowler in Hawaiian Gardens

Deputies were responding to a call about a man knocking on a resident’s door and trying to get in the house, according to officials. No weapon was found.
Deputies were responding to a call about a man knocking on a resident’s door and trying to get in the house, according to officials. No weapon was found.
NBC Los Angeles

A suspected prowler was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Hawaiian Gardens Sunday night.

The incident occurred at about 9:40 p.m. in the 12200 block of 216th Street.

Deputies were responding to a call about a man knocking on a resident’s door and trying to get in, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the deputies searching the premises came across the suspect in the back yard where the fatal shooting occurred, said officials.

“The suspect, a male Hispanic adult, sustained one gunshot wound to the upper body,” reads a statement from the sheriff’s information bureau. “He was examined by paramedics and pronounced dead at the scene.”

No weapon has been recovered, according to the statement. No deputies were hurt, and an investigation is underway.