HAWTHORNE (KTLA) -- A suspect shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies Thursday evening was armed with a handgun, authorities said Friday.
At least one deputy shot the suspect, reportedly a known gang member and parolee, after feeling a weapon on the suspects waistband amid a physical struggle during a traffic stop at 126th Street and Prairie Avenue around 6:50pm Thursday.
The suspect then jumped out of the car and began fighting the deputies, according to reports. At least one deputy then opened fire on the suspect, who died at the scene.
Neither deputy involved sustained any injuries.