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Deputies shoot man suspected of carrying a gun

August 21, 2011 |  4:44 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot a man who they said was carrying a gun Saturday in East Los Angeles, sending the man to the hospital in critical condition.

The deputy-involved shooting in the 1400 block of South Downey Road occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when two deputies assigned to the East Los Angeles station saw two men walking, one of them allegedly with a pistol, Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said.

The shooting occured when the deputies ordered the suspects to show their hands, Moore said. The deputies fired twice at the suspect who was allegedly holding the handgun. 

The wounded man was hospitalized in critical condition, Moore said, and the second  man was arrested.  Deputies withheld both men's names.

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