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Man shot by police after pursuit in East LA

Officials investigate the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.

February 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
There was a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles after a short high-speed pursuit on Monday night.

It happened at Boswell Place and Sunol Drive around 8:20 p.m.

Deputies said the chase started when a man, wanted for assault on an officer, pointed a gun at another officer at Indiana Street and Olympic Boulevard.

It ended about five minutes later at a second location when the suspect again pointed a gun and deputies fired.

The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

No deputies were hurt.