Man killed in West Whittier deputy-involved shooting

PASADENA — A man was shot and killed Friday after he allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at a sheriff’s sergeant, authorities said.
Robert McAfee, 29, of Whittier was pronounced dead at the scene of the deputy-involved shooting, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner officials said.
The incident started at 11:42 a.m. in the 6800 block of Duchess Drive which is in the unincorporated county area.
A deputy and a sergeant from the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station were patrolling when they stopped to talk with two known gang members, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Guillermina Saldana.
As the deputy and sergeant got out of the car, she said one of the men — later identified as McAfee — ran toward a backyard.
“The sergeant followed the suspect into the backyard where he saw the suspect pointing a handgun in his direction and a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” Saldana said.
The man sustained two gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, she said.
Saldana said the suspect’s loaded handgun was recovered at the scene.
The sergeant, whose name was not released, suffered no injuries in the incident, officials said.
The second man was questioned and released, she said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or text “TIPLA” plus the tip to 274637, or use the website

– Ruby Gonazles and Brian Day

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