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No weapon recovered after El Monte police shoot, wound man

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting by El Monte police officers of an unarmed man early Friday, authorities said. 

The shooting was reported at 3:57 a.m. in the 3500 block of Cogswell Road. Deputy Guillermina Saldaña said El Monte Police Department officers had responded to a call about a man with a gun.

"When the officers arrived at the location, they saw a man that fit the description of the person described in the call," she said. "As the officers contacted him, the suspect reached into his waistband, and an officer-involved shooting occurred."

The man, whose name and age were not released, was wounded. He is hospitalized in stable condition.

"A weapon was not recovered at the scene," Saldaña said. 

 

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