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Deputy wounded in deadly confrontation is released from hospital [updated]

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was wounded during a deadly confrontation with a suspect Tuesday night in Lawndale was released from a hospital this morning, authorities said.

The deputy, whose identity was withheld, was shot in the shoulder during the incident that occurred about 10:30 p.m. near 166th street and Prairie Avenue, said Sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra. The suspect was killed.

[Updated, 4 p.m.: Sheriff's Lt. Duane Harris said the suspect was armed, pointed his firearm at the deputies and shot at them. "Those were his actions and that precipitated the shooting," he said.

Sheriff's officials said they believed more than 30 shots were fired during the incident but stressed that it did not appear to be contagious fire, a phenomenon in which police fire their weapons because others are doing so.]

-- Baxter Holmes and Andrew Blankstein
 
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Lawndale east is gang infested and is close to the sheriff station. Not surprising at all.

Thanks to the Deputy and the L.A. Sheriff's dept. We know you're trying to do an impossible and almost thankless job. But all of us appreciate your selfless sacrifice for our safety and wellbeing!!

Great, you shot some thug while doing your job. I wonder how much this will cost us taxpayers. Some attorney and his family will paint him as an angel on his way to church. The county will settle instead of fighting this ridiculous case.

TO ALL U THAT COMMENT YEA HE MIGHT OF DONE SOME STUPID ACTION ON THIS DAY BUT THIS GUY WAS ONE PERSON IF U EVER NEED HELP EVEN IF U WOKE HEM UP HE NEVER SAID NO HE SAID ILL BE THERE ASOON AS I CAN N WASH UP THIS GUY WAS A GOOD MAN N A HOMIE SO FOR U ALL DONT EVER ACT LIKE U NEVER DONE ANYTHING STUPID. JESSE VERGARA AKA INSANE RIP PACMAN


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