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Deputies fatally shoot 16-year-old during Los Angeles chase

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say deputies fatally shot a 16-year-old boy they believed to be armed during a foot chase.

Lt. John Corina says the deputies responded Sunday night in South Los Angeles following reports of a young man pointing a gun at a motorist.

Corina says the arriving deputies saw a handgun tucked into the teen's waistband. The lieutenant says as the suspect ran from the deputies, he turned back toward them, and that's when the deputies fired.

The suspect was struck several times and died at the scene.

KABC-TV reports Monday that investigators did not immediately recover a suspect weapon.

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