A man armed with a gun and knife who attempted to rob a woman is fatally shot by LASD deputies

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The investigation is continuing Sunday into the fatal shooting by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy of a man who allegedly attempted to rob a woman on Florence Avenue.

The shooting occurred about 3:15 p.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of Florence Avenue, at Hooper Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Century Station were driving on the 1600 block of Florence when a woman flagged them down, said a man pointed a gun at her and demanded money before she ducked down in her vehicle. She told deputies the man then fled westbound on Florence.

The deputies looked around and found a man fitting the description on the 1300 block of Florence.

When the deputies approached, the man allegedly pulled a firearm and a deputy opened fire.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A firearm and knife were recovered at the scene, according to authorities.

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