California deputy kills unarmed person after traffic stop

ADELANTO, California (AP) – State officials are investigating the shooting and killing of an unarmed deputy by a deputy sheriff in Southern California after traffic was disrupted Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The driver fled the scene around 2:40 a.m. in Adelanton, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The unidentified deputy shot the driver of the car, according to a note from the California Department of Justice.

An unidentified person died on the spot, the sheriff’s department said.

“Previous investigations revealed that the suspect was unarmed,” the sheriff’s news reports.

The State Department of Justice has taken over the investigation into the shooting. A new law that went into effect last year should investigate all police shootings that end in the death of an unarmed civilian.

“Upon completion of the investigation, it will be handed over to the Special Prosecution Section of the California Department of Justice within the Criminal Law Division for independent review,” the DOJ statement said.

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