Officials have so far ruled every case a suicide, but many family members, including Fuller’s, said they are not convinced.
The families of the California men said they were not suicidal.
Fuller’s family is calling for an independent autopsy after the county’s medical examiner ruled the death a suicide last Friday.
The community has banded together recently for vigils and protests, while authorities maintain there was no foul play found in either case.
Boone's shooting death, meanwhile, was being investigated by sheriff's officials alongside personnel from multiple other independent law enforcement units, according to CNN.
“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,” family attorney Jamon Hicks said in a statement.
Details of the shooting
Detectives reportedly saw Boone driving and identified him as a suspect in a domestic assault and kidnapping, according to a report by NPR.
Police followed his vehicle and pulled him over around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“The suspect opened the front passenger door of the vehicle and engaged the Deputies by firing multiple rounds at them with a handgun,” Deputy James Nagao said in a statement. “At that time, an Officer involved shooting occurred during which the suspect was struck several times in the upper torso,” the report said.
Boone died at the scene.
Gunfire also hit a woman driving the vehicle, but a 7-year-old girl in the car but was unharmed, the report said. The woman was treated at the hospital and released.
Back in Palmdale, the Department of Justice and the FBI are reviewing the investigation’s conclusion that Fuller’s death was a suicide, although officials “felt it prudent to roll that back and continue to look deeper,” said Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner Dr. Jonathan Lucas, according to CNN.
Investigators said they are looking into Fuller’s medical history, the contents of his cellphone and neighborhood surveillance video that may help determine his movements up to the time of his death.
They are also seeking to interview the witness who reported the hanging.
The coroner in Victorville examining Harsch is awaiting toxicology results before releasing his official cause of death.