The Latest: LA deputy released from hospital after shooting
Nov. 29, 2017
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local):
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot and wounded in a gun battle with a suspect.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the 29-year-old deputy was released Wednesday and will continue his recovery at home.
Investigators said the deputy was shot late Tuesday while investigating a report that a man had pointed a gun at a woman who was parking her car.
They said a suspect pulled out a gun and fired at deputies, who shot back.
A 29-year-old suspect was shot in the torso and remained hospitalized. McDonnell said the suspect was a "documented gang member" on parole who had been released from prison about a month ago.
Investigators were questioning a juvenile who they detained near the shooting scene, but say he hasn't been arrested.
Authorities say the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy came as deputies responded to reports of a woman threatened by a man with a gun.
Sheriff's officials say the deputy and a suspect were wounded in a shootout late Tuesday in Santa Clarita.
Deputy Guillermina Saldana said Wednesday that the deputy is expected to survive. The suspect is hospitalized in critical condition.
Saldana says a second person was detained shortly after the shooting and is being questioned.
Investigators say the wounded suspect allegedly brandished a gun and threatened a woman prior to the shooting. The woman was not hurt.
Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both shot and wounded late Tuesday.
Sheriff's officials said on Twitter that the deputy is expected to survive. The suspect is hospitalized in critical condition.
Authorities are searching for a possible additional suspect in the shooting in Santa Clarita, which is about 30 miles north of Los Angeles.
The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known.
Authorities did not release any additional information about the identities of the deputy or the suspects.