WALNUT PARK (CBSLA.com) — A man suspected of wounding a deputy in a shooting in Walnut Park has been shot and killed by deputies, it was reported Saturday.

The incident unfolded about 4:10 a.m. at the intersection of Pacific Boulevard and Grand Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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According to authorities, the deputy had attempted to make contact with a pedestrian who allegedly produced a firearm, and shot the deputy. Although the deputy returned fire, it was unclear whether the suspect was struck at that point.

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The suspect then allegedly fled on foot, prompting authorities to set up a containment area. The suspect was later found in a trash dumpster in the 2700 block of Grand Avenue allegedly with a gun, prompting a deputy to open fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The statement indicated that the deputy had sustained a non-life threatening wound, and has since been released from the hospital.

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Deputies are interviewing witnesses as the investigation continues.