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Man wanted for attempt murder of deputy in Temple City

A search continues on Friday for a bicyclist wanted for the attempted murder of a peace officer in Temple City.

January 13, 2012 12:51:21 AM PST
A search continues on Friday for a man wanted for the attempted murder of a peace officer in Temple City.

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy attempted to make a traffic stop of a bicyclist in the 10500 block of Lower Azusa Avenue at 4:25 p.m. Monday. When the deputy attempted to arrest the man for a narcotic-related offense, the suspect resisted and got into a fight with the deputy, kicking and punching the deputy in the face and chest.

When the suspect attempted to run, the deputy ordered the suspect to stop. He allegedly turned toward the deputy and pulled a dark object from his waistband. The deputy fired one round, but the suspect was able to flee.

The sheriff's department released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as Latino, between 32 to 37 years old, with black hair and light eyes. He is about 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 160 to 180 pounds.

It was unclear if the suspect was struck by the round fired by the deputy.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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