Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a driver and arrested him and two passengers after a deputy was struck by the suspects’ vehicle during a confrontation Saturday night in Paramount, authorities said.
Deputies were following the three men as their car sped around residential streets in Paramount about 9:25 p.m., said Deputy Lisa Jansen.
When the car stopped in a driveway, the deputies walked up to the vehicle and saw a passenger, a 34-year-old man, pointing a gun at them, Jansen said. After the car backed up and hit one of the deputies, the deputies fired an unknown number of times, striking the driver, a 32-year-old man, in the leg, Jansen said.
The driver was treated at a local hospital and was expected to survive, Jansen said. The deputy who was struck by the vehicle was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was released that night, Jansen said.
The suspects, whose names have not yet been released, were booked on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon. The gun used in the incident has not been recovered, Jansen said.
Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continued to investigate the shooting Sunday morning.