By CBSLA Staff

WESTCHESTER (CBSLA) – Two Los Angeles police officers were injured when a man armed with a chain and padlock struck them repeatedly before being shot with a stun gun and taken into custody, police said Thursday.

Brandon Michael Wheeler, 24, is charged with two felony counts each of assault upon a peace officer or firefighter, battery with injury on a peace officer, battery with serious bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon, along with one misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and engaging in lewd conduct, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im said

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When the two responding officers located the man, he “immediately charged at officers, swinging the chain and the padlock,” Im said.

One officer shot the man with a taser, “which was ineffective,” Im said.

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The man, identified by officers as Brandon Wheeler, 24, was tackled and taken into custody with the help of a nearby security guard and another bystander, Im said. He is being held on $180,000 bail.

Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, the L.A.P.D. reported.

The officers sustained lacerations and injuries to their heads and received medical treatment, according to Im.

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