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Suspect injured in El Monte officer-involved shooting

An investigation is underway after El Monte police officers shot and wounded a suspect Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

December 6, 2013 10:23:49 AM PST
El Monte police officers shot and wounded a suspect Friday. An investigation is underway.

Authorities responded to a gun call in the 3500 block of Cogswell Road at 3:57 a.m.

Responding officers saw a man that fit the description of the person described in the call. As the officers attempted to contact him, the suspect reached into his waistband, and an officer-involved shooting ensued.

The suspect, identified only as a 34-year-old man, was rushed to an area hospital in unknown condition. No officers were injured.

A weapon was not recovered at the scene.

No further information was immediately available. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.