Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Under Attack At Station

Angelica Greene
March 20, 2017

A gunman fired shots Monday morning at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Temple City, according to officials. Deputies removed a rifle from inside the vehicle. There is no confirmation at this time that any deputies or personnel have been injured.

"The suspect went to his vehicle and was shooting from the vehicle", McDonnell said. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's department say that the man is the suspect in the shooting incident.

Two armored vehicles entered the parking lot about 8 a.m., with one of the vehicles approaching the SUV.

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No deputies were injured during the exchange of gunfire.

"This highlights the danger deputies face even in our home", Katz said. Inside, the deputies who encountered the man were concerned with his behavior, Katz said. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Whenever a Deputy Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and it results in the fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. She couldn't immediately provide any additional details. The LASD Special Enforcement Bureau Special Weapons Team responded with armored vehicles and officers in tactical gear. The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to provide strong, independent, and effective oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and to ensure transparent, accountable and constitutional policing for the County of Los Angeles. After throwing a stun grenade, about a half-dozen deputies took cover behind a ballistic shield and slowly approached the SUV to find the suspect dead inside the vehicle, authorities said.

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