Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a deputy’s shooting on Saturday of a South Gate resident who was riding a bike.
The shooting occurred in the 9600 block of Atlantic Avenue.
As described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “a deputy made contact with a ‘suspicious person’ riding a bicycle.”
A physical confrontation ensued, according to the department. “The deputy, believing that the suspect was armed with a handgun, fired one round from his duty-weapon,” according to the department.
Chalino Sanchez was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Later, he was booked on two misdemeanor warrants and released.
A department spokesman was unable to confirm Sunday whether a gun was found. Nor could he say what made the deputy suspicious of Sanchez.
There were no reported incidents Sunday involving cyclists participating in CicLAvia, a community event for which major streets were closed between downtown Los Angeles and the beach.
A bomb squad was summoned more than once to investigate unattended belongings along the CicLAvia route, but nothing untoward was found, L.A. Police Officer Cleon Joseph said.