Protesters surrounded a sheriff’s station in Los Angeles on Tuesday after deputies fatally shot a man pulled over for riding his bicycle, CBS Los Angeles reports.
Dijon Kizzee, 29, was shot after deputies attempted to stop him for a code violation while he was riding his bicycle.
Kizzee ran from the police. When they caught up, police say he punched a deputy in the face.
Amid the scuffle, police say he dropped clothes he was carrying in his arms.
Police say they saw a handgun amid the clothes and opened fire.
Police say he was shot after dropping gun:
“Our suspect was holding some items of clothing in his hands, punched one of the officers in the face and then dropped the items in his hands,” Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean told reporters. “The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items that he dropped was a black semiautomatic handgun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
Cell phone video shows deputies attempting to revive Kizzee.
He died at the scene.
No deputies were injured.
The handgun was recovered.
Protesters swarm station:
Sheriff’s officials did not say what code violation Kizzee was pulled over for.
The shooting prompted hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters to swarm the shooting scene on Monday. They later marched to the South L.A. Sheriff’s Station and surrounded it until early Tuesday morning.
“The police kill another Black man, another Black person, we’re tired of the injustice, we’re tired of the police brutality, we’re tired of being looked upon as fourth-class citizens, we’re tired of just not being treated equally,” protester Raheem Taylor told CBSLA.