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

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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Comments () | Archives (12)

police just chase and shoot a guy and dont know even why they where chasing him,thats typical police behavior,see young man hanging out ,chase young man,shoot young man. if he so happens to die say he was reaching in his waist band

He stold my truck He pointed a gun at police twice not just once he isnt as nice as you say get your facts straight.

There's a lot of good hardworking people in East LA, but its obvious this guy isn't one of them. He was running for a reason, it's not like he got shot at random. I support the Sheriff and their crackdown on hoodlums that decay society. I would never give the benefit of a doubt to a knucklehead running from the police...

Peabo, you hit it right on the head.

Stop shooting our kids you bullies with badges!

westsidejesse and peabo

stop coddling your criminal buddies...

listen to the real victim here, he posted a comment

HE WAS THERE! you weren't, so stop cop hating and try criminal hating for once in your lives

I bet these guys who support this jerk who got shot would support their mother getting assaulted. No wonder this world is crap with these Einsteins.

Run from law enforcement and be preapared for a bad outcome. Good work LASO...again!

i know the person that got shot and he shouldnt of gotten shot

@unknow

escaled owner got robbed by the person you know, he thinks differently

as do the rest of us law abiding citizens

He shouldn’t have stolen my brother’s truck either, but he decided to do it, so he must pay the consequences! You can’t just go around steeling cars, running from and pointing guns at police officers, but this was this glasshead’s way of life. Sooner or later it had to catch up to him!

I understand that he broke the law but again he is someone's son, father and friend. He is going to pay the price but with his life is a bit much. Just remember he could be your family member. If it's pleasure that you get when posting these comments, then your some sick SOB....

Kudos @ annoyed.

WOW!! So by what people are posting, I'm guessing nobody knows someone that just happened to take the wrong turn in life. I bet the rest of you lead perfect lives and don’t know anybody that has made mistakes in life. I wonder if you all would think the same if this happened to be your father, sibling, uncle, or close friend. We don't know what this guy has gone thru in life or what situation he was in to do have done this. YES its NOT and excuse but everyone seems to use it right? There are people out there that have done waaaaaay worse than steal somebody’s car and they are still out there. It’s just sickening to see how people can get so much pleasure out of someone getting shot down while his family watched.


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