Off-duty LA County sheriff's deputy shoots, wounds man in Palms

PALMS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man Tuesday morning in Palms, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. in the 3000 block of Vera Avenue, said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department.

The wounded man was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive, said the Los Angeles Police Department, which is the agency investigating the shooting.

The circumstances that led to the confrontation were not immediately clear.
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