Lynwood: A deputy involved shooting occurred at two separate locations on Monday, Aug. 30, with the first one occurring around 7:15 p.m. at Lorraine Street and 212th Street, and the second one after a short vehicle pursuit along the 710 Freeway with another individual.
The chain of events started when a citizen contacted a Sheriff's unit patrolling the area of Alameda and Fernwood Avenue just after 7:00 p.m. stating he was a victim of a robbery. Detective Charles Calderaro with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that during the conversation with the citizen, deputies learned that a black pickup truck was involved in the robbery. The deputies saw the pickup truck during the conversation with the citizen, and the citizen confirmed it was the vehicle involved in the robbery. Deputies went in search of the vehicle as they traveled northbound on Lorraine Street, and observed the vehicle was now eastbound on 212th Street. As the deputies traveled eastbound on 212th Street, the suspect vehicle made a u-turn at some point, and individuals in the vehicle began firing several rounds at the deputies. The deputies exited their vehicle under a barrage of gunfire when the deputy-involved shooting occurred, according to Detective Calderaro. One of the deputies was struck by gunfire and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He was treated and is in stable condition at this time, said Detective Calderaro.
During the initial investigation and containment, one individual was detained in the area and he is believed to be involved in the incident, but as the investigation unfolded, detectives received information that a suspect was now in another vehicle, according to Detective Calderaro. The vehicle was located, and a short pursuit ensued along the 710 Freeway. The pursuit ended when the suspect was involved in a traffic collision at Eastern and the 710 Freeway at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard. He attempted to flee the location when the second deputy-involved shooting occurred, said Detective Calderaro. That individual was detained and arrested and not struck by gunfire. The other detained individual was also not struck by gunfire.
Detective Calderaro said that no officers were injured in the second shooting. Initial investigation by detectives states that three officers fired their weapons - two at the original shooting and one at the second shooting. Detective Calderaro told Key News at the scene that three weapons were recovered at the location of the first shooting.
Street closures are expected into early morning Tuesday as detectives continue their investigation.