Armed man on bicycle struck in deputy-involved shooting in South LA, authorities say

Authorities responded after a deputy-involved shooting in which an armed suspect on a bicycle was struck in South Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (KABC)

An armed man on a bicycle was struck in the torso in a deputy-involved shooting Monday evening in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

Deputies were on patrol in the 8700 block of Budlong Avenue at about 9:40 p.m. when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a bicyclist, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

"The suspect ignored the deputies' commands and fled on his bicycle in possession of a handgun," according to the news release.

After riding a short distance, the man dismounted from the bike while armed with the gun, and the deputy-involved shooting occurred, authorities said. It was unclear how many shots were fired.

The suspect was transported to a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso. His condition was unknown, the sheriff's department said.

No deputies were injured in the confrontation.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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