SOUTH GATE (CBS) — Detectives are continuing to investigate a deputy-involved shooting of a “suspicious person” riding a bicycle in South Gate Saturday.
The incident occurred in the 9600 block of South Atlantic Avenue just after 8:30 p.m.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
Investigators have learned that a deputy made contact with the “suspicious person” just before a physical confrontation ensued. The deputy, believing that the suspect was armed with a handgun, fired one round from his weapon.READ MORE: Armed Suspect Caught On Camera Robbing Group Of People In A West Hollywood Alley
The suspect, Chalino Sanchez, 37, of South Gate, was taken to a local hospital. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was subsequently booked and released on two misdemeanor warrants.
No deputies were hurt in the incident.MORE NEWS: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
Officials said there is no additional information available at this time.