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Shocking moment an unarmed father of three is shot dead by LA cops who fire 34 rounds at his car in a parking lot while he attempts to flee

Father-of-three Ryan Twyman This is the shocking moment an unarmed man was shot dead by sheriff's deputies who fired approxim...

Father-of-three Ryan Twyman

This is the shocking moment an unarmed man was shot dead by sheriff's deputies who fired approximately 34 rounds while he was driving a car in an LA parking lot. 
Father-of-three Ryan Twyman, 24, was killed in the South Los Angeles-area neighborhood of Willowbrook on Thursday, June 6.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has now released video of the fatal shooting - which shows one of the rear doors of the reversing white Kia sedan striking a deputy before he and another deputy open fire on the vehicle.
In narration over the video, police Commander April Tardy says the car 'was used as a weapon against the sheriff's deputies'.
Deputies had responded after receiving information that Twyman, who was under investigation for gun possession, drove a white Kia and frequented the apartment complex where the shooting occurred, Tardy said. 

Months earlier, gang investigators had found guns at his home, but Twyman was not present, she said.
Surveillance camera footage released by the department shows a deputy opening a rear door of the parked Kia. 

The driver, identified by Tardy as Twyman, starts the engine and the vehicle moves in reverse, the video shows.
'As the Kia reversed, the passenger-side deputy was struck with the open rear passenger door and pushed into the center of the parking lot as he attempted to maintain his balance to avoid being knocked down and run over,' Tardy says in her narration. 
'At that time, both deputies fired their service pistols at Mr Twyman, to avoid seriously injuring the passenger deputy.'
The car is shown reversing in a circular direction and eventually strikes a pole in the parking lot out of the shot.
The deputies fired approximately 34 rounds, according to the department.
Twyman, who had three young sons, was killed. His passenger in the Kia, Deimeon Laffell, was not struck by gunfire. 
The video was posted online a day after Ryan Twyman's family filed a claim for damages against the county over the June 6 encounter. 
Laffell, 22, joined the claim by Twyman's family, which states the men in the car were unarmed and that deputies used excessive force.
Brian Dunn, an attorney for the family, told the Los Angeles Times that there was no justification for the deputies to fire on the moving vehicle.
'The only conceivable way is if it is a shootout and the person inside the vehicle is actively firing at people outside the vehicle,' he said.
Officials confirmed no guns were recovered at the shooting scene.
The deputies, who were not named, were not hurt. They have been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.
'The loss of life is tragic and we understand the community's concerns regarding this incident,' the Sheriff's Department said in a statement but declined further comment because of ongoing investigations and pending litigation.
Twyman was previously convicted of carrying a loaded gun and being a felon in possession of a firearm, the department said. He was on probation.

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