Parents of man shot, killed by deputies sue Los Angeles County

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LOS ANGELES — A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of one of two men shot to death by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after one of the victims brandished a handgun later found to be fake.

City News Service reports Monday that the suit filed last week by Ruben and Maria Bermudez alleges their son posed no threat to the deputies. They are seeking unspecified damages from the county.

Twenty-six-year-old Eduardo Bermudez died at the scene of the shooting last November in East Los Angeles.

Officials say Bermudez was in a car driven by a 57-year-old man when one of them pointed what appeared to be a .45-caliber handgun at a pedestrian and then at deputies.

Deputies opened fire, killing Bermudez and the driver.

The gun was a replica.

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