Anthony Jacob “AJ” Weber, a 16-year-old black male, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Sunday, Feb. 4, in the 1200 block of West 107th Street in Westmont, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 p.m., two deputies responded to a report of a young man in blue jeans and a black shirt pointing a handgun at a driver in the area. The caller, according to audio of the dispatch call, said he feared for his life.
While on foot, deputies encountered a 16-year-old boy who matched the description. They spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, according to statements by the Sheriff's Department.
When they ordered him not to move, the teen ignored the deputies' commands and took off running into an apartment complex known as a gang hangout, Sheriff's Capt. Chris Bergner has said previously said.