Man Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Murder in Deputy Shootings

A suspect was arrested Friday morning after an overnight search for the gunman in a shooting that left two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies critically injured in Bellflower, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 10:50 p.m. in the 16600 block of Lisa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The deputies were conducting a DUI check point on Lakewood Boulevard and tried to conduct a traffic stop. A motorcycle deputy followed the driver who then stopped on Lisa Avenue, got out of the vehicle and pulled out a firearm, and shot at the deputy, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

It was not immediately clear why the man opened fired, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said.

More deputies responded to the scene and the gunman fired several more rounds, striking another deputy, according to the news release.

The deputies, both men, were rushed to a hospital where they were in critical, but stable condition early Friday morning. Both deputies were underwent surgery, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The suspected shooter, considered armed and dangerous, was taken into custody after deputies responded to a home where he was holed up, according to the sheriff's department. The gunman, who was holding someone hostage in the residence, was arrested after deputies tossed tear gas into the building, a guest house behind a main residence, McDonnell said.

Authorities also did not provide details about the suspect's identity or hostage situation. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the sheriff's department.

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