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Driver runs over man wielding shotgun, officials say

November 4, 2010 |  7:41 am

An East Los Angeles man arriving home Wednesday was greeted by another man wielding a shotgun in his driveway and ran him over, officials said, pinning the gunman underneath the vehicle until authorities came to arrest him.

The alleged gunman, Jason Perez, 25, was waiting in the driveway of the home on Nevada Avenue south of Michigan Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., said Sgt. Michael Thomas, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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When the driver saw Perez pointing the shotgun at him, he "stepped on it and ran him over," Thomas said.

The alleged gunman was pulled out from underneath the vehicle by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and then booked, Thomas said.

The driver of the vehicle was not arrested because he acted in self-defense, Thomas said.

-- Stephen Ceasar