No Gun Found On Man Killed By LA County Deputies

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot a man they say pointed a gun at them but investigators haven’t found the weapon.

Thirty-one-year-old Donta (DON’-tay) Taylor died Thursday night in Compton. Two deputies who fired on him say Taylor ran away when they tried to speak to him and then pointed a gun at them near a wash.

Deputies, detectives and a police dog searched for the weapon but found nothing by late Friday afternoon.

Lt. Steve Jauch says the search will continue with metal detectors.

Authorities say anyone who finds a weapon should leave it there and contact the Sheriff’s Department immediately.


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One Comment

  1. Jennifer says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he was unarmed and what they saw was just the machinery. But it also wouldn’t surprise me if a random gun mysteriously appeared near there so the cops can “prove” it was justified..

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