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Handgun. Not one in the story. MyNewsLA photo by Clancy O'Dessky

An armed suspect was taken into custody early Friday after being shot by an officer and subsequently barricading himself in a recycling center following a chase in South Los Angeles.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department on patrol came into contact with the suspect, who was riding a bicycle, at 10:24 p.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Imperial Highway and Success Avenue, police said.

The suspect, believed to be wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon, fled from officers, who gave chase, police said.

According to police, the suspect eventually got off the bicycle and drew a weapon, prompting officers to open fire. The suspect ran away and barricaded himself in a recycling center. Police established a perimeter in the area and called out a SWAT unit to negotiate his surrender.

The suspect was taken into custody at approximately 3:15 a.m. Officers discovered that he had been struck by gunfire and took him to a hospital in stable condition, police said.

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