Twyman was a father of three.
Days after celebrating his 24th birthday, the family of Ryan Twyman are now mourning his death after he was reportedly fatally shot by Los Angeles County police on June 6.
According to SBRBN, Twyman, who is Black, was sitting in his vehicle with a friend when authorities arrived at the scene. Fearing officers would heckle them, a female relative of the victim began to exit the scene of the crime. When Twyman followed suit, police surrounded his car, making it impossible for him to escape.
A deputy alleges he saw a firearm in Twyman’s possession, so they began shooting at the victim. After running out of bullets, the officer retreated to his vehicle, grabbed another firearm and continued shooting the gentleman.
“During that contact with two individuals, a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” Sgt. Charles Calderaro said in a statement obtained by KTLA. “One individual was struck in the upper torso and later was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Unable to cover funeral costs, Twyman’s family have started a GoFundMe page in the wake of the ambush.