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Arrest made in Downey officer-involved shooting

October 26, 2011 |  3:25 pm

Two suspects were under arrest Wednesday after an officer-involved shooting in Downey, authorities said. 

The 11 p.m. shooting in the 11000 block of Old River School Road came after a crime task force arrived  on scene to serve a warrant.

A person inside the house opened the door and aimed a pistol at members of the enforcement team as the warrant was being served, officials with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Three officers from three different departments fired at the gunman, but no one was hit.

The gunman and another man in the house surrendered, the Sheriff's Department statement said.   

By midnight, the sheriff’s special weapons team arrived and swept the house, finding no additional suspects.

It remained unclear whether the armed suspect returned fire, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff's Department.

She would not comment on the nature of the initial investigation by L.A. IMPACT, or Intra-agency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force. The multi-jurisdictional task force typically investigates major crimes.

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