Man fatally shot by deputies was half-brother of Robert Fuller, black man found hanging in Palmdale

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Man fatally shot by deputies was half-brother of Robert Fuller, black man found hanging in Palmdale

by City News Service

ROSAMOND — A half-brother of Robert Fuller, whose body was found hanging last week from a tree in Palmdale, was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon in Kern County, a Fuller family attorney confirmed.

The shooting occurred while deputies with a specialized unit were conducting “an investigation” about 4:40 p.m. in the 3400 block of 15th Street West, about six blocks from Rosamond Boulevard, in Rosamond, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A woman was also shot by deputies.

The man who was fatally shot was Terron Jammal Boone, a half-brother of Robert Fuller, a Fuller family attorney confirmed.

“This afternoon I had to notify the sisters of Robert Fuller that their half-brother Terron Jammal Boone was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Kern County,” attorney Jamon Hicks said in a statement.

“At this time, until we receive all of the information, the family and their legal team doesn’t have any further comment on this incident. The family respectfully asks that their privacy be respected.”

It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting, but law enforcement sources told various news outlets that there was an exchange of gunfire while they were responding to an assault and kidnapping.

Fulller’s body was found with a rope around his neck about 3:40 a.m. June 10 in Poncitlan Square, across from Palmdale City Hall.

Authorities initially said the death appeared to be a suicide, although an official cause of death has not been made.

The family is asking for the independent autopsy to be paid for by the city of Palmdale.

On Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva vowed to conduct a thorough investigation into the death — with cooperation from state and federal agencies.

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