SOUTH EL MONTE (CBS) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are trying to unravel what led an off-duty deputy to shoot a man during an apparent road-rage dispute.
“He was hit at least once in the upper body” Sheriff’s Lt. John Hawking said.
Hawking said the deputy, who works at a jail, was on his way home when the shooting took place about 2:30 p.m. Friday on the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway between Rosemead Boulevard and Peck Road.
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“A motorist pulled up alongside him and was gesturing to him as if he was going to ask him a question. When the deputy looked over at the motorist, the motorist pulled out a handgun and fired at the deputy,” he said.
Hawking said the deputy drove on and then pulled over.
“And the suspect pulled in behind him and a second shooting occurred at that time,” Hawking said.
The wounded suspect drove off but was arrested, according to Hawking. He was listed in critical condition.
The deputy was not injured.
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