Norwalk man wounded in gunfight with deputies

NORWALK — Deputies shot and wounded a man early Tuesday after he opened fire on them with a handgun, authorities said.
The shooting took place after three deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a man with a gun about 3:40 a.m. in a residential cul-de-sac in the 11700 block of Elmcroft Ave., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans said.
The deputies found the armed man when they arrived and ordered him to drop his gun, and he opened fire on them, the lieutenant said. None of the deputies were struck.
“The deputies returned fire and struck him several times,” Evans said.
The wounded suspect, initially described as a 39-year-old Norwalk man, was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery early Tuesday, officials said. His condition was not available.
A handgun was found at the scene, Evans said.
As is standard procedure when a deputy-involved shooting takes place, sheriff’s homicide and internal affairs investigators are looking into the incident, as well as officials from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the County of Los Angeles Office of Independent Review.

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