Fred Williams III, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies Friday, Oct. 16, in the 2200 block of East 121st Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
About 5:30 p.m., deputies were on a "routine patrol check" of Mona Park and saw a group of about 10 to 15 people in the parking lot, according to a news release from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
The deputies said one of the people in the group was holding a firearm and when he saw the deputies, he ran out of the parking lot.
One of the deputies chased the man, identified as Williams, down a driveway and into a backyard. Authorities said that Williams pointed his gun at a deputy, "at which point a deputy involved shooting occurred."
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. The department said it recovered a …
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