The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors may decide Tuesday to pay a settlement in a case of wrongful death allegedly at the hands of Sheriff's deputies.
Officials will consider a settlement of $650,000 to the parents of Christian Cobain, who was reportedly shot and killed by deputies in Lancaster in January of 2012.
The parents, allege deputies killed their son without justification.
Deputies said the use of force was justified after Cobain reportedly refused to respond to their commands to show his hands, instead, reached for his waistband.
The incident occurred at 11 p.m. in Lancaster when deputies stopped Cobain after observing him riding a bicycle without proper lighting, according to county documents.
Officials said Cobain initially complied, stepped off his bike and concealed his right hand under his shirt. The deputy feared he was about to shoot and fired in self defense. Cobain fled.
A backup deputy heard the shots, but was unclear who fired them. Believing his partner was shot, the deputy saw Cobain running towards an alley and order him to stop. Cobain abruptly turned towards the backup deputy who then shot and killed Cobain, officials said.
Multiple investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, Internal Affairs Bureau and the Executive Force Review Committee found the use of force was justified.