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Deputy wounded, suspect killed in East Los Angeles shooting

September 25, 2018 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded and a suspect was killed when an altercation erupted during an investigation of a suspicious vehicle in East Los Angeles.

The Sheriff’s Department says three people were in the vehicle when two deputies approached around 11:26 p.m. Monday.

One occupant began fighting with a deputy and pulled out a handgun.

The department says that as the two fought over the gun, the other deputy fired. The suspect was struck in the torso and died at the scene.

The deputy involved in the fight was wounded in the right forearm and was hospitalized in stable condition.

The other two occupants of the vehicle were detained.

Last week, two deputies were wounded in an East LA gunbattle with a gang member.