Los Angeles Sheriff's cruiser
A Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department cruiser. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A confrontation and shooting involving sheriff’s deputies in Commerce Friday left one suspect dead, another suspect wounded and a deputy hospitalized for treatment of facial injuries, authorities said.

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s East Los Angeles Station responded at approximately 4 a.m. to the 5700 block of Whittier Boulevard after receiving a shots fired call, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Meza said a deputy reportedly saw two suspects attempting to start a fire at a nearby gas station, a confrontation ensued and a shooting between the deputy and the suspects occurred.

According to a preliminary report from the sheriff’s department, one suspect was shot and wounded and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. Another suspect died, but the cause of that person’s death was unknown, the sheriff’s department reported.

A deputy suffered facial injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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