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Deputy stabbed, suspect shot in East L.A. altercation [Updated]

February 26, 2011 |  8:39 am
An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was stabbed and a suspect hit by gunfire early Saturday during an altercation in East L.A.

The condition of the deputy was not immediately known, but officials said he was taken to a hospital to be treated.

[Updated at 9:36 a.m.: According to the Sheriff's Department, "The off-duty deputy was stabbed and is now listed in stable condition at the hospital. The suspect is now listed in critical condition."]

The incident occurred about 4 a.m. in the 4500 block of East Third Street. The deputy and the suspect got into some type of altercation, officials said, but details were unavailable.

In January, another deputy was seriously wounded in a shooting in nearby City Terrace.

-- Richard Winton