A deputy opened fire on a woman Friday, sending her to the hospital after she allegedly pointed a gun at authorities when they responded to an emergency call from her Pasadena home, officials said.
The husband of the injured woman called 911 to report his wife was bi-polar and had a gun in the 3300 block of Yorkshire Road just before 11 a.m.
Two deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Temple Station, arrived to the location where they made contact with the woman. She allegedly pointed a gun at them, prompting one of the deputies to open fire, authorities said.
It was unclear how many times the deputy fired the gun and how many times the woman was shot.
Authorities were not releasing an update on her condition other than she was expected to survive.
Residents in the area were surprised by the chaos on their usually quiet street.
"I came home, that's when all hell broke loose here," Brad Moseley said.
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Longtime resident Georgia Coye said the couple was new to the area. "I don't know what to make of it, things like this don't happen inthis neighborhood," she added.
Detectives spent the day knocking on doors and questioning residents. It was unclear if she fire back at the deputy.
Additional information was not immediately available.