Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistakenly kill fleeing hostage in West Hollywood

  • by: ROBERT JABLON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 11, 2014 - 1:20 AM

LOS ANGELES — The panicky 911 caller said a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people. So when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw a wounded, bloody man rush out of a West Hollywood apartment with someone on his heels, they opened fire.

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