Crime & Justice

Authorities: Knife-wielding man killed by deputy

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deputy's fatal shooting of a man authorities say confronted the officer with a steak knife.

Sheriff's officials say the shooting happened shortly after midnight Sunday in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. They say deputies arrived there in response to a report of a mentally ill man armed with a knife.

A statement from the Sheriff's Department says one of the deputies opened fire when the man tried to attack him. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Sheriff's officials said Sunday that matter was still under investigation and no further information was immediately available.