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Armed man shot in Bell by L.A. County sheriff's deputies

March 9, 2010 | 12:44 pm

L.A. County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a Bell man Tuesday when he answered his door armed with a gun, a department spokesman said.

No deputies were injured in the 11:30 a.m. incident in the 6000 block of Bear Avenue, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. The man's condition was not immediately known.

Details were sketchy, but Whitmore said the deputy-involved shooting occurred as members of the department's special enforcement bureau were assisting the Bell Police Department with an "armed, assault with a deadly weapon suspect."

As deputies arrived and began taking up positions, the man "came to the door armed with a firearm," Whitmore said.

"A shooting ensued, resulting in the suspect being shot," he said

--Andrew Blankstein