Homeowner Mistakenly Shot, Killed by Deputy in Pico Rivera Standoff: Sheriff’s Dept.

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An innocent homeowner was mistakenly killed and a parolee was fatally shot by deputies early Saturday after an hourslong hostage situation and standoff in Pico Rivera, authorities said.

A SWAT team responded after a man barricaded himself inside a home on Aug. 1, 2014, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. (Credit: KTLA) A SWAT team responded after a man barricaded himself inside a home on Aug. 1, 2014, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident began around 4:30 p.m. on Friday when deputies were searching for 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez, who was wanted on two felony warrants, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

During the search, Ramirez ran out of a home, jumped a back fence and then broke into a home in the 9000 block of Rosehedge Drive, which was occupied by an unknown number of residents at the time, according to the release and Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Department.

While in the backyard of the home, Ramirez exchanged gunfire…

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