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Female deputy injured in East L.A. shooting

A female deputy was injured and may have shot a suspect during an incident in East Los Angeles Saturday morning.

June 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A female deputy was injured and may have shot a suspect during an incident in East Los Angeles Saturday.Authorities responded to gunfire near Herbert and Union Pacific avenues around 2:45 a.m.

That's when officials say an altercation took place and the female deputy was hurt.

She was treated at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital and the injured suspect was also taken to a hospital. Authorities said that another deputy also suffered minor injuries during the altercation.

Officials say there was a vehicle crash involving juveniles just south of the area in the 4000 block of Noakes Street in Commerce moments before the incident. However, it's not clear if the two are connected.

An investigation is underway by the East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station.

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