Reports: Suspect Arrested in Shooting of 2 Deputies Near L.A.
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A suspect was arrested Friday near Los Angeles in connection with the shooting of two police officers.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were shot Thursday in Bellflower while manning a DUI checkpoint, according to ABC7.
The deputies underwent surgery and are in critical but stable condition.
Police said the suspect attempted to flee the checkpoint after he was observed driving erratically at 10:50pm local time Thursday.
A motorcycle deputy attempted to stop the suspect who then exited the vehicle and began shooting. The motorcycle deputy fired back and was hit during the firefight. The suspect then got back in his car and fled the scene, authorities said.
Deputies went after the suspect and ended up in a residential cul-de-sac where a second shooting occurred. Another deputy was struck by gunfire and the suspect fled again.
A third exchange of fire occurred in a residential area, but no deputies were wounded.
Residents in the area were told to shelter in place while officers hunted for the gunman.
The male suspect was found Friday morning inside a home.