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Robert Chester Henning II, 22

Robert Henning, a 22-year-old man, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the 16600 block of Paramount Boulevard in Paramount, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. as deputies were attempting to approach a man, later identified as Henning, suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, KTLA-TV reported.

There appeared to be a struggle for one deputy's gun, KTLA reported, and the deputy shot Henning twice in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, Deputy Aura Sierra said.

The deputy involved in the shooting was uninjured. He was not immediately identified.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Dalina Castellanos

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