Robert Melton Colvin, 39
Robert Melton Colvin, a 39-year-old white man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday, May 29, in the 1700 block of West Avenue K in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
At 7:48 p.m., deputies patrolling the Lancaster Station area saw a man walking east on the sidewalk, according to a news release from the department.
Deputies approached the man and said they saw a “firearm in his hand.”
Deputies got into an altercation with Colvin, who was “taken to the ground, during which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
Colvin was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities said a replica firearm was found at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.