TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A large crowd gathered at 109th and Budlong in Los Angeles, US state of California, the scene of a deadly deputy involved shooting Monday.
Several deputies were holding a line in front of the group as investigation continued, the LA Daily News reported.
The shooting occurred about 3:15 p.m. near West 109th Place and South Budlong Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.
The man had been riding a bicycle when deputies attempted to stop him for code violations, Navarro-Suarez said. He left his bicycle and ran away but deputies caught up to him and a fight ensued.
He allegedly punched a deputy and then dropped some clothes that he was holding, revealing a black semi-automatic handgun inside the clothes, according to Navarro.
Two deputies opened fire and shot him several times, Navarro said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
No deputies were injured.
Black Lives Matter Los Angeles called supporters to the scene to protest the killing.
“Los Angeles County Sheriffs killed a Black man…Dijon…on 109th and Budlong and left his body facedown in the dirt. We need all hands on deck,” Black Lives Matter Los Angeles tweeted.
Dozens of protesters were at the scene by 8 p.m. Monday night.
A response was not immediately available from the sheriff’s department regarding Black Lives Matter’s allegation that the victim was left “facedown in the dirt,” but Navarro-Suarez said it would be part of the investigation.