At least one sheriff’s deputy shot a suspected drunk driver Friday evening in Norwalk during a foot pursuit, authorities said.
The man was taken to the hospital after the shooting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. He was in fair condition, and a handgun was found at the scene, authorities said. No deputies were hurt.
The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. near Gard Avenue and Mapledale Street, which isn’t far from Rosecrans Avenue.
Deputy Eric Ortiz said deputies were responding to a potential drunk driver who was operating his vehicle recklessly. A foot pursuit ensued, during which the shooting occurred.
The sheriff’s department did not immediately provide additional information about the shooting, including how many deputies fired their weapons and how many times the man was shot.
City News Service contributed to this report.