An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was critically wounded Monday in a shooting at a fast-food restaurant in Alhambra.
The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. at a Jack in the Box at 2531 W. Valley Blvd., at the intersection of Fremont Avenue, sheriff’s officials said.
The unidentified 13-year veteran deputy was in civilian clothes and ordering food when the suspect went up to him and shot him once in the back of the head, officials said.
The deputy was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. His name has not been released by the department.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, according to Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. He apparently changed his clothes based on video surveillance tape and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white four-door, 2010-2014 Kia Sorento SUV with paper plates, Arteaga said.
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