COVINA (CBSLA) — An armed man who reportedly ran by firefighters near the scene of a Covina fire was wounded Friday morning in an deputy-involved shooting, authorities say.

The shooting came shortly before 1 a.m. in the 4000 block of North Morada Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was investigating the shooting.

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L.A. County firefighters were responding to a reported fire in the area, but ended up calling for backup after they saw a man with a shotgun running through a field near the fire, authorities told CBSLA.

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The suspect, identified only as a Hispanic male in his forties, was taken to the hospital and was in serious but stable condition as of Friday morning.

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It was not immediately clear whether any officers were hurt, nor was it clear what led up to the shooting.

At one point a drone was used to locate the suspect, who was found in the backyard of a home and allegedly shooting a firearm.

Police say the field where the fire was started is known to have homeless encampments, CBSLA’s Kara Finnstrom reported.

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Multiple homes were evacuated during the standoff.