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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot; person of interest has been detained

Karen Garcia and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times on

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was shot Monday on the 10 Freeway, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that a deputy assigned to a motorcycle unit was shot on the freeway in West Covina but did not provide additional information, saying the investigation is ongoing.

The westbound lanes of the 10 Freeway were closed in West Covina near Barranca Street, KNBC-TV reported.

Sources told the Times the deputy was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.


Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the department, said the deputy was wearing a bullet-resistant vest and is in stable condition.

Authorities said they are looking into a person of interest in connection with the shooting. Deputies tracked a white van and now have a La Puente home surrounded, sources told the Times.

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