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Deputies Shoot Armed Man In South LA Parking Structure

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man was shot and wounded after allegedly pointing a gun at Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies early Thursday morning in South L.A.

The shooting occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 8400 block of South Figueroa Street, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Two deputies were on patrol when they noticed a man in a parking lot "manipulating his waistband," according to the sheriff's department. When they tried to speak to him, he ran up to the second-floor corridor of the parking lot.

At a certain point, the suspect allegedly produced a gun and pointed it at one of the deputies, prompting them to open fire.

"A deputy followed the suspect up the second floor corridor, while a secondary deputy maintained a visual observation of the suspect from the bottom floor," a news release from LASD read. "The secondary deputy from the bottom floor saw the suspect produce a firearm and point the firearm at him. A deputy-involved shooting occurred."

The suspect was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. He was not immediately identified. A gun was recovered at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation. It's unclear if the suspect himself fired on the deputies.

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