Deputy-Involved Shooting at Sheriff's Lakewood Station Investigated

posted by City News Service - 

LAKEWOOD (CNS) - A deputy-involved shooting occurred this afternoon at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lakewood Station when a suspect assaulted a station employee, a department spokeswoman said.

The shooting occurred about 12:50 p.m. at the station at 5130 Clark Ave., according to Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau. The suspect, a man, and the female employee were taken to a hospital and were both expected to survive, according to the sheriff's department.

Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau told reporters at the scene that the suspect punched the employee in the face, took her stun gun and pulled them both into a locked cell. The employee, who was reported to have suffered a broken nose, activated an alarm alerting others in the station and that's when the deputy-involved shooting occurred. 

The suspect was struck in the chest and arm, according to a report from the scene.

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