The half-brother of Robert Fuller, the 24-year-old black man who was found hanging in the city of Palmdale last week, was killed in a deputy-involved shooting on Wednesday, Fuller’s family attorney Jamon Hicks 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,” Hicks said.
At approximately 4:39 p.m. local time on Wednesday, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) responded to assist deputies with a deputy-involved shooting in Kern County’s Rosamond, LASD said in a statement.
A public information officer for the department was not able to provide details of the incident.
“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,” said Hicks.
CNN has reached out to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office for more details.