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Deputies shoot, kill armed man


Holding a machete at the time

A man allegedly armed with a machete was shot and killed by deputies earlier this week at an Albertsons supermarket in Lancaster.

The shooting occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the 43500 block of 20th Street West, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“The male adult suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement. “There is no additional information available at this time.”

Information on the man’s identity was not immediately available.

According to reports from the scene, the man was armed with a machete, and was shot by deputies after they tried to use less-lethal methods to take him into custody.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website