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Sheriff's Deputy Wounded in Lynwood Shooting

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A Lynwood neighborhood remained on lockdown for several hours Tuesday after a gunman, who was later confirmed dead by officials, barricaded himself inside an apartment building and shot at a Los County Sheriff s deputy. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from Lynwood Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014)

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was shot in an arm in Lynwood on Tuesday, and the suspect, who holed up in a nearby apartment, was fatally shot when he tried to flee.

The suspect was shot about 4:15 p.m. as he ran out of an apartment in the 12200 block of South Santa Fe Avenue and declared dead at the scene, officials said.

The standoff started shortly after 1 p.m. when the deputy was wounded. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center. The 17-year veteran of the department was expected to survive.

What led to the initial shooting was unavailable. Residents said they heard about a dozen gunshots.

Dozens of sheriff's deputies who swarmed the area used a robot to try to knock down the door of the apartment where the suspect was and, when he ran out, he was shot.

City News Service contributed to this report.