LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting that occurred in South Los Angeles.
The shooting unfolded shortly after 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 8700 block of Budlong Avenue when deputies attempted to stop a bicyclist to conduct a traffic stop.
The suspect ignored the commands and fled from the scene on his bicycle in possession of a handgun.
At one point, the suspect dismounted his bicycle, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
Paramedics transported the suspect to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his torso.
An update on his condition was not immediately available.
No deputies were injured by the shooting.
Detectives recovered a handgun at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
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.