The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, died at the scene, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Trina Schrader, adding that no deputy was hurt and that the shooting is being investigated by sheriff's homicide detectives.
The deputy-involved shooting occurred near the intersection of South Vermont Avenue and West 102nd Street around 1:30 a.m., said Sheriff's Sgt. Diane Hecht.
A sheriff's homicide captain told news media outlets the female victim was found near South Vermont and West 106th as deputies responded to a call reporting an assault with a deadly weapon.
The woman was shot by the suspect, the captain said. A short time later, the suspect fired at arriving deputies with a shotgun, and they returned fire.
The suspect's body could be seen in an alley between South Vermont and South Budlong avenues, a news videographer reported from the scene.
From Mario Ramirez:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly shooting involving at least one deputy.
Deputies from the South Los Angeles Sheriff Station responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the area of 106th Street and Vermont Avenue in Westmont.
When deputies arrived, they discovered a female victim lying in the alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. She has not been identified by police.
The unidentified suspect fled the scene on foot but was later cornered at 102nd Street and Vermont Avenue. When confronted, the suspect shot several rounds towards deputies before they returned fire killing me the man.
The sheriffs office says when an Officer-Involved Shooting occurs, involving Los Angeles County deputies, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.