LYNWOOD (CBSLA) – A man who authorities say was threatening family members with a hammer was shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday, authorities said.
It happened just after 12:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of Lilita Street when deputies responded to a family disturbance call, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials.
The suspect was inside a home threatening family members with a hammer, Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean said. He was possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Dean added.
When deputies tried to take the suspect into custody, a deputy-involved shooting occurred, said Dean.
The wounded man was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. No deputies were injured.
Traffic was diverted during the investigation.
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