Barricade Ends After Alleged Gunman Taken Into Custody

A search area was set and surrounding residences in that location were asked to evacuate as a precaution.

By Oleevia Woo
|  Sunday, Apr 13, 2014  |  Updated 8:37 AM PDT
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A man was taken into custody in East Los Angeles following a deputy-involved shooting and barricade. The man allegedly fired on deputies when they responded to a child abuse call Saturday night. Reggie Kumar reports live for Today in LA on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

A man was taken into custody in East Los Angeles following a deputy-involved shooting and barricade. The man allegedly fired on deputies when they responded to a child abuse call Saturday night. Reggie Kumar reports live for Today in LA on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

A man has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting at deputies and barricading himself inside a residence in East Los Angeles Saturday night.

Deputies responded just before 10 p.m. to the 6000 block of 6th street for a child abuse call, Deputy Crystal Hernandez said.

Arriving deputies were allegedly fired upon by a man. Deputies returned fire but the man fled the location on foot and it was unknown whether or not he was hit, Hernandez said. 

Officials said that a search area was set and surrounding residences in that location were asked to evacuate as a precaution.

The man allegedly barricaded himself in a residence and it was unknown at the time whether anyone else was in the residence with the man, police said.

No deputies were injured during the incident.

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