An 18-year-old who was shot and wounded by sheriff's deputies in Norwalk in Saturday had pointed a gun at law enforcement officers, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
The man, who was not identified, was on foot, deputies said. He was with a group of people who officers said were gang members.
The group scattered when deputies approached, the department said in a press release, running away on foot.
One of them held his hand to his waistband as he ran, and then turned to face them with a gun drawn.
First, the deputies struck him with their patrol car, the department said.
"The suspect fell, got up, ran, while still holding the handgun in his waistband," the sheriff's department said.
Deputies pursued the man on foot, and shot him after he pointed his gun at them again. Both deputies shot the man, hitting him in the upper torso.
The 18-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital. His wounds were not life-threatening, the sheriff's department said.