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Deputies shoot and kill man who wounded deputy

Posted: August 9, 2014 4:31 p.m.
Updated: August 9, 2014 4:29 p.m.

WALNUT PARK (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a gunman who wounded another officer during an earlier confrontation in the Walnut Park area.

Authorities said the 31-year-old suspect shot a transit police deputy in the arm when the deputy approached him around 4 a.m. Saturday.

Sheriff's Deputy Lilian Peck says the deputy returned fire as the man ran away. She didn't know whether he struck the man. He was found three hours later hiding in a trash bin about two blocks from the confrontation.

Peck said the man was fatally struck when he pulled a gun on deputies.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Investigators were trying to learn why the deputy first approached the suspect.


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