Dijon Durand Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by law enforcement Monday, Aug. 31, in the 1200 block of West 109th Place in Westmont, according to authorities and coroner’s records.
About 3:16 p.m., two deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s South Los Angeles station were driving on Budlong Avenue when they spotted a man identified as Kizzee riding his bicycle in violation of a vehicle code, said Lt. Brandon Dean.
Deputies tried to make contact with Kizzee, but they said he dropped the bicycle and ran north on Budlong for a block with deputies behind him. Deputies tried again to make contact with Kizzee in the 1200 block of West 109th Place, but, Dean said, he punched one of them in the face.
Kizzee then dropped a bundle of clothing he had been carrying, and deputies spotted a black handgun in the pile.
Deputies then …
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