A man who tried to grab a deputy’s gun outside a 7-Eleven in the City of Industry was shot by the deputy and then barricaded himself inside the store’s backroom after taking a clerk hostage early Thursday, authorities said.
The situation unfolded about 3:20 a.m. when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was inside the 7-Eleven saw a black sedan crash into a vehicle in the store’s parking lot in the 2600 block of Pellissier Place, Lt. Scott Hoglund said.
A woman who was a passenger ran from the car, and a man who had been driving ran after her. The man suddenly stopped chasing her, changed direction and ran toward the deputy’s patrol SUV, Hoglund said.
“The deputy believed the suspect may be trying to get into the car or steal the car,” Hoglund said.
The deputy approached the man, and the two scuffled. During the altercation, the man grabbed the deputy’s gun and the two fought over the weapon. The deputy eventually regained control of the firearm and shot the man at least once, Hoglund said.
The wounded man ran into a storage area in the 7-Eleven, grabbed a store clerk and barricaded himself in the room with her. The man eventually surrendered to authorities and was arrested.
The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital. His condition was not known.