Jesus Alfredo Duran Sr., 31
Jesus Alfredo Duran, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy Saturday, June 11, in the 5200 block of Corona Avenue in Maywood, according to sheriff's investigators.
Duran, a veteran of the U.S. Army, had been living at home with his parents, who had moved out a few days earlier "because of the volatile situation with their son," said Lt. Steve Jauch.
His family came back to the house to check on him on June 11, Jauch said, but Duran allegedly refused to open his bedroom door.
ABC7 News quoted family members as saying Duran had barricaded the main door to the house, and his adult sister had to break a window to get inside. When the sister tried to talk to him through his bedroom door, the station reported, family members said Duran threatened her.
Deputies were called to the house around 2:30 p.m. When the deputies tried to talk to Duran, he allegedly came out wielding "a long stick with a knife attached to one end," Jauch said.
The deputies used a Taser on Duran at least twice, Jauch said, "but it was not successful in getting him to drop the spear. At some point, he lunged at the deputies with the homemade spear and one deputy fired multiple times, striking him in the upper torso."
Jauch said he didn't know how many times the deputy fired, or exactly where Duran was struck. The deputy has not been identified.
Duran was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:59 p.m., according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
As with all shootings by police, the incident is being investigated by the L.A. County district attorney's office. The Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau is investigating and asks anyone with information to call (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.