Suspect in grave condition following deputy-involved shooting in Norwalk

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Authorities said a suspect shot himself in the head Friday following a deputy-involved shooting in a Target parking lot in Norwalk. (KABC)

Authorities said a suspect shot himself in the head Friday following a deputy-involved shooting in a Target parking lot in Norwalk.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said the incident began around 9 a.m. at the 605 Freeway off-ramp at Firestone Boulevard. Witnesses said a man was pointing a gun at drivers.

The suspect then made his way to a Starbucks and stole a customer's car keys. Authorities said the suspect tried to open several car doors in the parking lot.

The customer confronted the suspect and was able to get his keys back. When deputies arrived, they tried to contain the suspect in the shopping center.

"When they got here, he started running across the parking lot. He had a handgun in his hand as he ran," Lt. John Corina said.

At one point, deputies opened fire on the suspect, but missed. Corina said the suspect then hid between two cars and shot himself in the head.

Authorities said the suspect was taken to the hospital and is listed in grave condition. Footage from AIR7 HD showed at least one vehicle with a shattered window.

A portion of eastbound Firestone Boulevard was shut down during the investigation.
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