Crime & Justice

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective shot in the arm

The status of the Sheriff's deputy shot in Lynwood is currently unknown.
The status of the Sheriff's deputy shot in Lynwood is currently unknown.
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A Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective was shot in the arm in Lynwood on Tuesday. He is in stable condition, according to department spokesperson Nicole Nishida.

The incident occurred on the 12000 block of Santa Fe Ave.  Two detectives from the Century Station had gone there to follow up on an investigation.  When they arrived, the suspect was barricaded in an apartment and armed.

The suspect opened fire on the officers and they returned fire, according to Nishida.  The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and a weapon was recovered.

Previously: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in shoulder

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded Tuesday and the suspected gunman was barricaded in a nearby home, authorities said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

Although details remained sketchy, Sgt. David Payne said the deputy was shot in the shoulder.

He was taken to a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition, Payne said.

"He was conscious," Payne added.

The suspect in the shooting was believed to be inside a nearby apartment.

A SWAT team was called in and some evacuations were made in the area, Payne said.

Televised news reports showed at least three armored vehicles and numerous patrol cars at the scene.


This story has been updated.

Correction:  A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted LA County Sheriff's spokesperson Nicole Nishida.  KPCC regrets the error.