Teen Girl Dies in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lobby Shooting

A tragic incident unfolded late Sunday evening at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station in the city of Industry, resulting in the death of a teenage girl. The girl, whose identity has not been disclosed by authorities, reportedly gained access to a deputy’s firearm and fatally shot herself. The circumstances surrounding how she obtained the weapon remain unclear.

According to an official news release, the incident occurred around 7:40 p.m. when the teenager entered the lobby of the sheriff’s station located at 150 N. Hudson Ave. Initial reports indicate that she did not possess a weapon upon entering the building. However, at some point, she caused a disturbance by making noise and banging on glass.

During this commotion, the girl allegedly engaged in an altercation with a deputy, ultimately seizing the deputy’s firearm. Tragically, she turned the weapon on herself, resulting in her untimely death. Fortunately, no deputies were harmed during the incident, and it is currently unknown if anyone else was present in the lobby at the time.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into the incident to determine the sequence of events leading up to the girl’s access to the deputy’s firearm. As of now, no further details have been released regarding the motive or any potential underlying factors.

Author: CrimeDoor

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