by Penka Arsova
The fatal shooting of a black man by sheriffs, after he scuffled with two deputies, has sparked protests in Los Angeles.
The shooting: Two deputies from the South Los Angeles station on Monday were driving in the Westmont neighborhood when they spotted a man riding his bike in violation of vehicle codes, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Brandon Dean. When they tried to stop him, the man, who was black and in his 30s, left his bike and fled the scene.
The deputies ran after him and when they caught up with the man, he punched one of the officers in the face. In doing so, the man dropped the clothes he had been carrying. The deputies spotted a black handgun in the bundle of clothes and opened fire.