Suspect in custody after deputies open fire in Lynwood

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Thursday, December 28, 2023
Authorities in standoff with reportedly armed man in Lynwood
Authorities have swarmed a building in Lynwood as they try to apprehend a man reportedly armed with a gun after deputies opened fire.

LYNWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect was taken into custody after deputies responded to a report of a man armed with a gun in Lynwood Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Alameda Street around 1:45 p.m. after a report of an armed man, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect was allegedly trying to break into a business in a building, authorities said.

At some point during the encounter with the suspect, deputies opened fire. Further details on what led up to the shooting and if anyone was struck by gunfire remain unknown.

Authorities initially believed a second suspect was involved and they swarmed a commercial building, where they believed the second suspect was hiding in.

The building was evacuated and surrounded by more than a dozen patrol vehicles. But as time passed, authorities determined there was no second suspect.

A weapon was also recovered at the scene, authorities said.