Deputies came under fire as they responded to a 911 call about a shooting in Lancaster on Sunday, and they returned fire, striking the gunman once, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The man sustained a non-life-threatening wound. No deputies were hurt in the shooting.
The incident took place about 4:15 p.m. in the 43200 block of 16th Street West, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies were responding to several 911 calls about a person with a gun and a gunshot victim. When the first two deputies arrived, a man fired off "numerous rounds" at them, sheriff’s officials said. That’s when deputies fired back.
The man was transported to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.
Detectives determined that the man had been involved in a domestic dispute between the man and a woman, and fired his weapon during the altercation. No one was struck by the gunfire.
Sheriff’s officials said they recovered the man’s gun at the location.