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Off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds two men

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting of two men by an off-duty deputy in an unincorporated area near Pasadena.

The shooting occurred at about 1:55 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Rosemead Blvd., near the 210 Freeway.

The two men were taken to a local hospital with unspecified wounds and were expected to survive, sheriff's officials said.

The deputy was not injured. Authorities provided no information on the wounded men's identifies or why the deputy fired.

-- Carla Rivera

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Another bloodthirsty law enforcement officer, shooting up Cali streets on weekend nights like it's the Wild Wild West.

im getting tired of drunk off duty sheriff's shooting people outside of bars.All of these off duty shootings are ALCOHOL fueled !!Cmon now!Sheriff's get drunk at bars then start fights and when they cant hang they pull out the strap and start shooting!!

There is no context whatsoever in this article that would justify doubting the shooting was justified. Obviously numerous investigations will be done and the chips will fall as appropriate. Having said that, since a deputy was brutally attacked while off duty several weeks ago in East LA and there have been several attacks upon off duty officers and deputies in the past few months, this shooting was absolutely presumably justified. It would be interesting to see an article by the Times on this issue and the risks law enforcement officers face while off duty, including the plusses and minuses of getting involved in off duty incidents.

@Evan You believe everything you read I see..the off-duty officers in East LA were drunk and were talking mess as most of these over authoritative cops do (hanging out at 4AM at taco shops) ...I guess U just think people choose to pick on 'off duty' cops w/out uniform huh??? Yeah Right!

I am the sister in law to one of the "suspects" that was shot, and I know every single one of the people who were in the car that night and I can tell you this, ALL of the information that the families have received has been through the press! Sheriffs dept has not let any of the men in custody speak to family and it is suspected that the deputy was in fact intoxicated...This was definitely not an incident where this deputy was just "attacked" like many media outlets have tried to make it seem...these are all good guys who most likely got into a bad situation and an overzealous deputy took it upon himself to shoot two men...absolutely heartbreaking that the Sheriffs are going to try to cover this up! You better believe all of the families of these men will be demanding answers and this is not going to just go away for this deputy!

@EVAN....Evan. Let me tell you two things. First, we know one of the occupants of the car and he is a student and is not known associate with trouble makers. You have no details. I do. The deputy is claming he was rushed by 2 of the occupants from the other vehicle but their car was right behind his. If 2 people rushed you from such a short distance (a few feet), you would likely not have time to shoot both. Second, there may be a chance that the officer had been out drinking as it was around 2 in the morning and he was off duty. since you are referencing officer involved attacks as your support, let me also reference the officer involved shooting recently where the officer completely fabricated the story and they still don't know how his vest was shot.

Seoond, most of our friends are police officers and we are well aware of the dangers and diffculties of their jobs. That alone does not make this justified.
We are usually behind our officers 100%, but there is something clearly not right here. If this officer shot someone over a drunken argument, from one or both sides, he's got some problems. They were all unarmed young men (not criminals) and they would never "rush" a police officer showing badge much less one with a gun pointed at them. I hope the media digs further into this.

I am seriously tired of Sheriffs. They do whatever they want and kill people and just cover each other and say the people they kill deserved it and lie to the news. But how come they dont call in the news when this so call police chases are happening so that the news would cover this events live,like before..


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