LA County sheriff's deputy shot trying to arrest suspected robber in Lynwood
LYNWOOD, Calif. - An attempted home robbery in Lynwood turned into a shootout and a high-speed chase Monday night, officials said. A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was shot wounded in the incident.
It all started when LASD said a Lynwood resident on Fernwood Avenue and Alameda Street alerted them they were the victim of an armed robbery. While speaking with deputies, he described the suspect’s vehicle as a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Responding deputies spotted the vehicle in question in the area and when they attempted to confront the suspect, they were met with gunfire in a cul-de-sac near the intersection of Lorraine and 112th streets. One of the deputies was grazed in the head by the suspect’s bullet, the department said.
"At this point, we can’t say how many rounds were exchanged…one of the deputies was struck by gunfire. He was transported to a nearby hospital. He was treated and he’s in stable condition at this time," said Charles Calderaro with LASD.
The suspect was arrested at the scene.
Later in the evening, deputies were alerted about a second suspect believed to be connected to the initial investigation. Shortly after locating the second suspect's vehicle, he led deputies on a high-speed pursuit on the 710 Freeway.
The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed in the East Los Angeles area near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Whittier Boulevard.
The suspect got out of the car and shortly after, a second deputy-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect sustained injuries related to the crash but was not hit by gunfire. He was taken into custody and was treated at an area hospital.
The names of the wounded deputy and the suspects have not been released.
The investigation is ongoing.
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