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Man shot by off-duty Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy

December 31, 2019 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy shot a man in the torso after he found the suspect inside his personal vehicle, authorities said Tuesday.

The 25-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, officials said. His condition was not immediately known.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was not hurt, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The man allegedly lunged toward the deputy after getting out of the vehicle, the Sheriff’s Department said. The deputy then shot the man, striking him once, though it was not released how many shots were fired.

The shooting took place in Los Angeles near the Culver City border around 5 a.m., according to LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison.

Officials originally said the shooting happened on Vera Avenue but later said it occurred on Regent Street, which is about a mile (1.6 kilometers) away.