This is what happens when you get confronted by cops and refuse to put your gun down.
LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a man by deputies in Los Angeles County (all times local):
Authorities say the man fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies held a gun as he lay dying on the ground.
A close up from a security video released by the Sheriff’s Department on Sunday shows 28-year-old Nicholas Robertson stretched on the ground with a gun in his hand.
Sheriff homicide Cpt. Steven Katz says two deputies fired 33 bullets at the gunman after he refused to drop the gun and walked across a busy street to a gas station where a family was pumping gas.
Katz says Robertson walked down a residential street and then along a busy commercial area holding the gun and acting strangely.
Katz says witnesses reported he fired six to seven shots in the air and briefly went into a car wash and a pizza parlor before the deputies arrived.
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