INGLEWOOD ( — 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.


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