LANCASTER – A domestic dispute suspect was shot and wounded Sunday afternoon after he allegedly fired several shots at responding deputies, authorities said.
The deputy-involved shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m. at the Sunset Ridge Apartments in Lancaster, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Read it below:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 4:15 PM, Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the 43200 block of 16th Street West, Lancaster.
Detectives learned that deputies from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station responded to the location regarding several 9-1-1 calls of a person with a gun and a gunshot victim. The male adult suspect fired numerous rounds from a firearm towards the first two responding deputies who arrived on scene, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was hit one time by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a nonlife-threatening injury.
Detectives have determined that the suspect had been involved in a domestic dispute. The suspect reportedly fired his weapon during the altercation, but no one was hit or injured as a result. The firearm used by the suspect was recovered at the location.
The investigation is on-going. There is no further information at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Whenever a Deputy-Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and it results in the wounding of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney in addition to investigations by Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Attorneys with the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review also respond to the scene and have full access to the facts known to the Sheriff’s Department throughout every phase of these thorough investigations. Once concluded, every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee.