Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kenneth Ell was assigned to the Lennox Station at the time of his death. Deputies Ell and Thomas Hart confronted an armed felonious assault suspect in the darkness. When the suspect drew a handgun and pointed it at Deputy Ell, Deputy Hart opened fire. After the ensuing confusion and escape of the suspect, Deputy Ell was found on the ground, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Subsequent investigation proved the bullet had come from his partner’s revolver.