#CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap
#CHiPsForKids: We're in Orange County Starting at 11am! Join us at Kawasaki Motors in Foothill Ranch. More Info

INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were wounded and a suspect killed Tuesday in an early morning deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood.

The shots were fired just after midnight in the 3900 block of West Century Boulevard, officials said.

Detectives say the gun fight was prompted by a routine traffic stop made by the two deputies. It was unclear why the suspects fired at them.

One female deputy suffered a gunshot wound to her thigh and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released.

Officials said the bullet struck a cell phone charger in her pocket and saved her from more serious injuries.

(credit: Twitter/LASD)

(credit: Twitter/LASD)

The other deputy suffered a graze wound and was treated by paramedics on the scene.

The unidentified male suspect was also transported to a local hospital where he died, officials said.

“I was just sitting here at my job and I just heard six, seven, eight gunshots,” Shawn Garland said. ” A couple minutes later, about 30 cop cars showed up.”

Authorities have detained two additional suspects – a male and a female – in the shooting. A hand gun was recovered from the scene.

The incident is under investigation.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE