LYNWOOD, Calif. (FOX 11) - A 44-year-old man reportedly armed with a hammer and threatening family members was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at about 12:37 p.m. on the 3800 block of Lilita Street. Deputies were investigating a report of a family disturbance at a home on Lilita Street possibly involving a man under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean said.
It's unclear what led to the shooting but authorities say the man, who has yet to be identified, was taken to the hospital where his condition remains unknown.
No deputies were injured in the incident.
Bullis Road at E. Imperial Highway through Le Sage Street was closed down due to the incident. Parents who need to pick up their children from Villagran Family Childcare will need to meet deputies at Imperial and Bullis Road where they will escort them to daycare.
The streets will remain closed until the on-scene investigation is complete.
The investigation is ongoing. A statement from the L.A. Sheriff's Department reads in part:
"Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau."
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process. Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted."
"Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee. Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified."
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the L.A. Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.