Deputies Shoot Armed Man In Lomita; Woman Detained

LOMITA ( — Homicide detectives Friday investigated the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting that occurred in Lomita.

The shooting unfolded around 6 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A preliminary investigation revealed deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle and the driver failed to yield to authorities.

The suspect drove into a parking lot of a business, lost control of his vehicle and subsequently crashed into a parked car.

The driver exited the vehicle, brandished a handgun and ran into a liquor store.

Seconds later, the man emerged from the liquor store and shot at the deputies.

Deputies returned fire, striking the 30-year-old suspect.

Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds. He is expected to survive his injuries, hospital officials said.

No deputies sustained injuries from the shooting.

A 31-year-old woman was detained after she ran from the vehicle.

Detectives recovered the suspect’s handgun at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident has been urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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