(L.A.) Jonathan Foster, 38, Died From Gunshots

Case Number: 2024-02308

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 38-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Jonathan Foster.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wounds

RIP JONATHAN FOSTER (June 9, 1985 – February 6, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 10:05 a.m.

The decedent was supposedly armed with a machete when he was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies at an Albertsons supermarket in Lancaster.

The shooting occurred at around 9:30 a.m. in the 43500 block of 20th Street West.

Responding deputies claimed to have seen the man standing outside the store’s entrance with two machetes inside his backpack. How the deputies were able to discern what was inside his backpack is unclear.