A man is in the hospital Wednesday morning, after being shot by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy in South Whittier.
The shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m., in the 12400 block of Shoemaker Avenue.
That part of Shoemaker Avenue was shut down, with cars being turned away while police investigated the incident. An LASD armored SWAT vehicle could be seen outside of a home on that street.
The man was shot by a deputy, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A gun was recovered by authorities from the scene.
According to Lt. Charles Calderero of LASD Homicide, the shooting happened as deputies attempted to serve a search warrant and arrest warrant on the approximately 23-year-old man, inside the Whittier home.
The arrest warrant was for an assault with a deadly weapon incident, served out of the LASD Norwalk station jurisdiction, Calderero said.
The man was in the home, along with other people.
When deputies arrived, they announced their presence and the people inside the home refused to open the door.
The SWAT team forced entry into the home. The 23-year-old man had a gun, Calderero said, which he allegedly pointed at the deputies. The deputy then fired his gun at the man, striking him at least once.
Shoemaker Avenue will be closed from Sunshine Avenue to Imperial Highway for the duration of the investigation, up to eight hours or 4 p.m. Wednesday.