CERRITOS (CBSLA.com) — A suspect was fatally shot in Cerritos Wedneday evening after allegedly striking deputy with his vehicle.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives were dispatched to the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Studebaker Road just before 5:15 p.m.
The deputy sustained unknown injuries as a result of being struck by the suspect’s vehicle. The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It was unclear what the suspect was originally wanted for or if he was also armed.
As is standard operating procedure following an officer-involved shooting, multiple independent investigations were launched including separate probes by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner – Coroner, Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. Once concluded, the incident is examined by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee. The Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney also participates in the investigatory process and conducts a legal analysis of the shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.