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An off-duty West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputy was returning home around 2AM this morning to his Asuza neighborhood and ended up fatally shooting a man thought to be reaching for a gun as the deputy attempted to detain him.

The scene of a deputy involved shooting in Asuza. An off duty West Hollywood Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a vehicle burglary suspect. (Photo: KTLA)

The neighborhood has been plagued by a rash of car burglaries, and the deputy saw a man and woman acting suspiciously and possibly breaking into cars as he was arriving home near the area of San Gabriel Canyon and Daybreak Drive.

Investigators said that he identified himself as a deputy as he attempted to detain the suspects, apparently at gunpoint, and the man reached for something.

The suspect was shot and pronounced dead on scene.

The woman, believed to be the man’s girlfriend, ran but was arrested shortly after by Azusa Police Department officials.

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