Off-duty sergeant shoots men breaking into his Cerritos home
The off-duty sergeant, whose house in the 12900 block of Glenda Street was tented for fumigation, heard noises and voices coming from inside about 10:51 p.m., according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
When he walked into the backyard, he found three men coming out of the house and ordered them to stop.
A "physical altercation" ensured and the deputy fired on the men.
Two of them were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the third fled.
The deputy received minor injuries, according to a sheriff's statement.
It was unknown if the suspects were armed, said Lt. Mary Leef of the Sheriff's Department.
-- Abby Sewell
Photo: An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant shot two burglars trying to break into his home, which was tented for fumigation, officials said. Credit: KTLA