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A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his upper torso in a deputy-involved shooting in East Los Angeles, a sheriff’s deputy said Sunday.

The teenager was in a vehicle wanted in connection with a possible assault with weapon attack that occurred in the area of South Indiana and Dennison streets, said Deputy Tony Moore of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Deputies responding to the scene at 9 p.m. Saturday spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop. One of the occupants got out and ran eastbound on Dennison Street, Moore said.

Deputies followed the running suspect, who turned around and pointed a handgun at the deputies, which resulted in a deputy-involved shooting, he said. The suspect continued running through the neighborhood, and with the assistance of additional deputies, the area was surrounded to search for the boy.

He was later found hiding in the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of South Townsend Avenue and taken into custody. The firearm that was pointed at deputies was also recovered, Moore said.

The teenager was treated at the scene by paramedics. He was then transported to sheriff’s East Los Angeles station and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

— City News Service

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