An officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles Tuesday left a murder suspect dead and an FBI agent wounded, authorities said.
The shooting was reported about 11 a.m. in the parking lot of a motel near 41st Street and Central Avenue, said Detective Meghan Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department.
LAPD officers and an FBI agent assigned to a gang and drug task force were at the Central Inn investigating a July 31 fatal shooting when they came upon the suspect, who was armed, Aguilar said.
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LAPD officers fired their handguns, but it was unclear if the suspect fired any shots, she said.
"In that officer-involved shooting, the FBI agent was struck by gunfire, and he was transported to a local hospital," Aguilar said. "We do believe that these are non-life-threatening wounds that he suffered."
The suspect, who was reportedly 70 years old, died at the scene. His name was not immediately released. He had been sought in connection with a shooting that occurred about 3:50 p.m. July 31 near 41st Place and Long Beach Avenue.
Jason Ruelas, 43, died at the scene, and a man in his 50s was hospitalized.
"The suspect was involved in a dispute with some family members, and during that dispute, he shot two of them, and one of them died ...," Aguilar alleged.