MONTEBELLO — Police shot and wounded a suspect who pulled a gun as they tried to detain him late Wednesday, officials said Thursday.
The suspect, whose name and age were not released, suffered a single gunshot wound to his torso in the incident and was hospitalized in stable condition, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials, who are assisting Montebello police in the investigation.
Montebello police officers responded to a report of a “man with a gun” call shortly before 10:30 in the 400 block of Lohart Avenue, sheriff’s Lt. Margarito Robles said in a written statement.
Officers saw a person matching the description of the armed suspect running from the area and jumping a fence into Reggie Rodriguez Park, in the 200 block of West Mines Avenue, the lieutenant said.
“Officers approached the male, who produced a handgun. An officer-involved shooting occurred,” Robles said.
“The male was struck once by gunfire in the upper torso,” he added. “No officers were injured.”
Investigators recovered a handgun from the scene, officials said.
As with any police officer-involved shooting involving a Los Angeles County police agency, multiple parallel investigations have begun, officials said.
In addition to an internal investigation by the Montebello Police Department, the shooting initiated investigation by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the County of Los Angeles Office of Independent Review.
Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to call sheriff’s homicide detectives at 323-890-5500. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-8477.