Girl dies from gunshot wound after grabbing LA officer’s gun

27-03-2024 11:36 AM

Ammon News - A girl died on Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after she entered a Los Angeles county sheriff’s station and grabbed a deputy’s gun, the department said.

The incident came after the girl’s foster parent called authorities to their home around 7.25pm on Sunday, saying the girl was suffering from a mental health crisis. By the time deputies arrived, the girl was gone. About 15 minutes later, she showed up at the Industry sheriff’s station about 1 mile (1.6km) away from the home, knocked on the lobby door, entered and “lunged” to grab a deputy’s firearm out of the holster, the department said.

The department has provided no video of the incident nor specific information about whether the girl fired the gun intentionally or accidentally. A press release said that a struggle ensued and “during the struggle, the juvenile suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name and age were not released. Detectives are investigating the shooting.

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