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Man wounded in pursuit was armed and in stolen vehicle, authorities say

February 14, 2011 | 11:39 pm

A man was critically wounded in a deputy-involved shooting Monday night in East Los Angeles after allegedly pointing a gun at authorities looking for a stolen vehicle.

Deputies received a call reporting a stolen Cadillac Escalade from a residence near Olympic Boulevard and Indiana Street and spotted the vehicle nearby, said Sgt. Sergio Escobedo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

When authorities pulled up to the car, someone inside pulled out a gun and pointed it at deputies, prompting a pursuit, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The chase began about 8:15 p.m. and ended about five minutes later near Sunol and Boswell drives, where the suspect was shot after he pointed his gun again at deputies, authorities said.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. No deputies were injured.


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