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Chris Barrett, 44

Chris Barrett, a 44-year-old white man, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy on Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the 6800 block of Agave Street in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were serving a narcotics-related search warrant about 6 p.m. when Barrett became hostile and unleashed a large dog, authorities said.

The dog was shot and injured by deputies. At that point, authorities said Barrett hurled a butcher knife at one of the officers.

The knife did not strike any of the deputies, but when Barrett reached down and picked up a second butcher knife, a deputy fired two rounds from a shotgun, striking and killing him

Barrett was pronounced dead at the scene. The dog was taken by animal control.

The shooting is under investigation.

-- Robert Faturechi

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