A suspect was shot during a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook late Wednesday night.
The shooting happened near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue around 11:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities confirm the suspect is a man in his 60s, but his identity has not been released.
Deputies received a call from a female victim claiming the suspect pointed a gun at her as she was entering her car.
The suspect was spotted as deputies arrived at the scene. While exiting their vehicle, deputies say he was spotted holding a handgun.
Authorities fired four to five rounds before hitting the suspect in the leg.
He was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. No other injuries were reported during the incident.
Authorities say the suspect has remained uncooperative and it’s unknown whether he’s a local resident or may be associated with a homeless shelter. He is apparently known to law enforcement, although details on his identity remain limited.
A replica BB handgun was found at the scene which authorities believe was used by the suspect during the confrontation.
The area will remain closed as officials continue investigating the incident.
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