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Man is wounded by sheriff's deputy after pursuit in East L.A.

February 14, 2011 |  9:10 pm

A man was shot and wounded Monday night by a deputy in East Los Angeles after a brief pursuit.

The chase began about 8:20 p.m. and ended about 20 minutes later near Triggs Street and Sunol Drive, where the deputy shot the suspect, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Thomas said he was not sure what prompted the pursuit, nor did he know the extent of the suspect’s injuries. No deputies were injured.

Investigators were at the scene. No further information was available.

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