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Suspect shot by deputy had replica handgun, authorities say

January 5, 2012 | 10:09 pm

Recent crimes reported in Paramount
A robbery suspect wounded in Paramount by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy was wielding a replica handgun, authorities said Thursday night.

The person, who was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound, was being pursued by police from Placentia in Orange County. He ditched his vehicle in Paramount and fled.

During a subsequent search in the 8100 block of Century Boulevard, "a deputy saw the suspect holding a handgun and told him to put it down," the Sheriffs' Department said in a statement.

"The suspect did not comply and instead turned with the weapon pointed at the deputy, who fired his duty weapon," the department said.

A second man who was believed to be with the suspect was detained, but it was determined that he was not involved in the robbery, authorities said.

See The Times' Mapping L.A. database for details on recent crimes in Paramount.

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Map shows recent crimes reported in Paramount. Credit: The Times' Mapping L.A.

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