Posted Aug. 18, 2014
Luther Lathron Walker, a 38-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Monday, Aug. 18, in the 8800 block of Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Deputies received a call about 5:30 a.m. from a woman who said she was being held hostage by a man who had a gun, according to a news release from the department. When deputies arrived at the apartment complex, they learned that the woman was being held against her will on the second floor.
Crisis negotiators with the department tried to make contact with the man over the span of six hours, according to the release. Residents were evacuated for their safety.
At one point, the woman appeared at a rear window and pleaded with special enforcement deputies to remove her. She threw her keys to one of the ...
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