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Deputy Shooter Shot and Killed

 

WALNUT, Calif. (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.

Posted by Amy King

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