Trailer park fight: LA County Sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills suspect after Paramount fight

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The suspect told the deputy "I'm not going back to jail" and began physically fighting the deputy for several minutes.

A man is dead after a deputy-involved shooting Monday night in Paramount.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance around 7:30 p.m. at a trailer park in the 16000 block of Downey Avenue.

A grandfather told deputies his 27-year-old grandson was "acting crazy."

Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Moore says a deputy tried to talk to the grandson, but things got heated. The suspect told the deputy "I'm not going back to jail" and began physically fighting the deputy for several minutes.

"The suspect hit the deputy on the head and attempted to choke him," Moore said. "The fight became life threatening when the suspect attempted to take away the deputy’s gun. The deputy was able to regain control of his gun and — fearing for his life — was able to shoot the suspect.”

Moore said the grandson was taken to the hospital and died of his injuries.

The deputy was treated for injuries to his head, shoulder and knee, then later released from the hospital.

The shooting is under investigation.

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