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Suspect shot at end of pursuit in Temple City

A suspect in an auto theft was shot and wounded by El Monte police Monday night after he led them on a pursuit.

March 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspect in an auto theft was shot and wounded by El Monte police Monday night after he led them on a pursuit.

The chase ended at the intersection of Arden Drive and Freer Street in Temple City. Investigators said the truck the suspect was driving crashed into a wall outside a house in the area.

The suspect was shot in the upper torso. He was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. A second man inside the vehicle was also taken into custody. No officers were injured.

It wasn't immediately known what led to the officer-involved shooting. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.