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Bounty hunter shoots man in Sun Valley [UPDATED]

August 3, 2009 | 10:19 pm

[Updated 10:50 p.m.]

Three bounty hunters were involved in a shooting after they tried to arrest a suspect in Sun Valley who was wanted in connection with a misdemeanor DUI arrest, police said.

The shooting occurred at 9:57 p.m. in the 8200 block of Marmay Place, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department. She said the man was shot once in the left thigh and did not appear to be seriously wounded.

The bounty hunters, armed with guns, arrived at the home near the 5 Freeway to  arrest the man. He apparently grabbed one of the guns during the scuffle, Rayner said.

"The bounty hunter had his weapon taken away, and his partner fired a least one shot at the suspect," Rayner said.

Officers were at the scene investigating. The bounty hunters and suspects were not identified.

-- Robert J. Lopez