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A man with a replica gun was shot in the leg by deputies in Willowbrook

A man armed with a replica semi-automatic handgun was shot dead by deputies in the Willowbrook area on Wednesday night.

(credit: CBS)

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue.

A man in his 60s was shot in the leg and taken to hospital. His condition is not known, but he is expected to survive.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred, deputies were called to the area after a woman called 911 to report that a man in a trench coat had pointed a gun at her. Responding deputies saw a man on the corner of Imperial and Compton who matched the description as they were on their way to speak to the victim.

Authorities say the man pulled out a black handgun “and a shooting involving a deputy occurred.”

A replica of a semi-automatic handgun or BB gun was recovered from the scene, Alfred said.

The woman was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.


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