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2 suspects in Whisky a Go Go assaults surrender after deputy fires shot

April 12, 2011 | 10:12 am

Gomez, Eduardo Gomez, Jesus Two men were in custody Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a man outside the Whisky a Go Go club in West Hollywood, getting into a car and running down two pedestrians then leading deputies on a pursuit that ended with a deputy firing a round from his pistol, authorities said.

The shot didn't hit anyone and the suspects surrendered, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded Monday to an 11:24 p.m. call of a fight outside the club on Sunset Boulevard, where several men hit and kicked a man on the ground, sheriff's officials said. Two of the assault suspects then got into a car and hit the two pedestrians as they drove out of the parking lot, officials said.

Deputies pursued the fleeing suspects west on Sunset, where they were stopped at Doheny Drive, authorities said.

A deputy fired one round from his pistol after the driver pointed a dark object at him, authorities said. 

The victim of the fight and one of the pedestrians were hospitalized in critical condition. The other pedestrian was treated and released.

The driver, identified as Eduardo Gomez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence causing injury. His passenger, 18-year-old Jesus Gomez, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.


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Photos: Eduardo Gomez, left, and Jesus Gomez. Credit: L.A. County Sheriff's Department.