A felony vandalism suspect, who allegedly threw a piece of metal at a deputy and hit a patrol vehicle, was shot by a deputy Tuesday afternoon in Paramount, but was expected to survive.

The shooting occurred about 12:40 p.m. in the 7300 block of Rosecrans Avenue, near Garfield Avenue, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies were responding to a suspicious person call in the area, and the responding deputy saw a suspect wanted in connection with a felony vandalism report from earlier in the day, Schrader said.

The suspect alleged “produced a large piece of metal and threw it at the deputy striking the hood of his patrol vehicle and glancing off his windshield, narrowly missing the deputy,” according to Schrader.

The suspect threw more objects and a deputy shot him, Schrader said.

He sustained a non-life-threatening wound, and allegedly fled the area, but deputies took him into custody moments later. He was taken to a hospital.

No deputies were injured, and further information was not released.

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