Female deputy shot during Lomita traffic stop

LOMITA, Calif. Authorities said the /*deputy*/ had stopped the car for unknown reasons in the 1700 block of 257th Street at 1:30 a.m. when the suspect shot the deputy in the elbow.

She fired back, smashing a window on the black Chevy Silverado before it fled.

The deputy was treated at a local hospital and released.

A suspect description was not available. No further information is available at this time.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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