Deputy gun battle
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Deputy shot in jaw remains in hospital, another wounded officer is released after East L.A. gunfight

Deputy gun battle

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials remove the body of a man killed in a gun battle with sheriff’s deputies in East L.A. on Wednesday.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles TImes)
Deputy gun battle

Sheriff’s officials on the scene of the gunfight, which began when a driver being pursued by deputies suddenly stopped and opened fire.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles TImes)
Deputy gun battle

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies followed the black BMW into Ruben Salazar Park on Whittier Boulevard. The driver abruptly stopped, exited the car and started shooting. He was shot and killed.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles TImes)
Deputy gun battle

Evidence markers on the grass indicate fired shots. Two deputies were wounded.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles TImes)
Deputy gun battle

The mother of Rene Herrera, 39, speaks with a sheriff’s official. Her son was killed after he opened fire on sheriff’s deputies.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles TImes)
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