LANCASTER — A man was killed Thursday in a shooting involving the United States Marshals Service in the Lancaster area.
The shooting occurred about 9:15 a.m. near 10th Street West and Holguin Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the U.S. Marshals Service in the investigation.
No Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were involved, but L.A. Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau will assist the federal government with the investigation.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputies were at the monthly Coffee with a Deputy at Crazy Otto’s on Avenue I when they received a radio notification of an “officer-involved shooting,” which forced them to leave quickly, according to a post on the station’s Facebook page.
“This is a huge reminder for us and our community how quickly things can change,” the post said. “We can go from giving a safety presentation on power outages and Halloween safety tips to being forced to run out to help our partners in a matter of seconds. Whether they be from another station or another agency, if someone needs help, we are there.”
The wounded man, described as a “suspect,” died at a hospital, according to the sheriff’s department. Information was not immediately available on the identity of the man, who was in his 40s, according to the coroner’s office.
The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.