An armed 25-year-old man was shot by sheriff’s deputies in Rosemead Tuesday.

The shooting was reported at about 4:50 p.m. at an automotive shop in the 2100 block of San Gabriel Boulevard, near the Whittier Narrows Golf Course, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez.

Investigators said the man drove into the parking lot of the business and acted erratically, threatening the business owner and employees with harm if they didn’t fix his car.

Deputies approached the man, who was in his car with a woman, and saw that he had a gun in his lap.

They ordered him to put his hands up away from his lap, said Deputy Miguel Meza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, but when he refused to comply, deputies grabbed him to remove him from the car.

A physical struggle ensued between one of the deputies and the man, Meza said. At that time, the man reached for his waistband and a deputy involved shooting occurred.

One deputy fired a single round that struck the man, and he was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and listed in stable condition, Meza said.

No one else was injured.

The suspect’s handgun was recovered from the scene.

The shooting was being investigated by the LASD Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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