Michael Blu Thomas Killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
600 West Avenue H12
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Deputies were summoned by a domestic violence in progress call about 5:20 a.m. Deputies forced their way into the home after Michael Thomas told them it was his right to not let them in. Thomas’ girlfriend, who was with him at the time, reported that four deputies proceeded to restrain Thomas, while a fifth shot him in the stomach. Deputies said Thomas was fighting them off as they tried to handcuff him, and that he reached for one of their handguns when he was shot.

Victim's Name: Michael Blu Thomas

Agency Responsible: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Gender: Male

Age: 63

Race: Black

Date of Death: June 11, 2020

County: Los Angeles

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: undetermined

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5915

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