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Deputy Struck By Vehicle, Suspect Fatally Shot In South LA

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — A sheriff’s deputy was struck by a vehicle and a suspect was fatally shot in South Los Angeles Friday, according to officials.

The deputy-involved shooting and collision happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 11400 block of South Vermont Street, according to Deputy Kim Manatt of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The deputy is reportedly alert and conscious.  The deputy was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

CBS2’s Dave Lopez reported that the suspect was involved in a domestic violence situation with his wife or girlfriend involving a child custody dispute when deputies were called to the scene.

Witness Carmela Milo said the suspect “hit the police [officer] and the officer flipped under the car.”

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