BELLFLOWER (CBS) — A man was hospitalized Thursday in critical condition following a deputy-involved shooting in Bellflower.
Shots were fired at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 8800 block of Oak Street, Lt. Holly Francisco of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in an advisory issued.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, Of Huntington Beach Arrested Thursday In Connection To Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot
Just before the shooting, deputies had apparently arrived on scene to investigate a report of a man looking into cars.
Upon arrival, they confronted a person matching the suspect description and a brief foot pursuit ensued, authorities said.READ MORE: DUI Suspect Arrested In Deadly Traffic Collision That Killed 2 People On 110 Freeway In South LA Sunday
Moments later, that’s when deputies say, the suspect grabbed a firearm from his waistband and shot at them. The deputies fired back, striking the suspect multiple times.
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Francisco says the suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene.