Man who fought with sheriff's deputy shot and killed

PARAMOUNT - A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Monday night after the suspect allegedly tried to choke the deputy and take his gun.The deputy responded to a family disturbance call at a trailer park in the 16600 block of Downey Avenue in Paramount at about 7:45 p.m. When he arrived, the man who called 911 told the deputy that his grandson "was acting crazy." The grandson, a 27-year-old man, was inside the trailer and allegedly said, "I'm not going back to jail" before fighting with the deputy. The fight went on for several minutes, during which time the suspect hit the deputy on the head and attempted to choke him, authorities said. The fight became life threatening when the suspect attempted to take away the deputy's gun, authorities said in a news release. The deputy "was able to regain control of his gun and, fearing for his life, he was able to shoot the suspect." Additional deputies arrived at the scene and took the suspect into custody. Paramedics then arrived and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. The deputy was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries to his head, shoulder and knee. He was released from the hospital the same night.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23