1 Wounded in Officer-Involved Shooting During DEA Investigation

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An investigation continued Saturday into an officer-involved shooting that occurred after Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrived at a house in Montebello, authorities said.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

The incident took place about 1:50 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Davis Avenue (map), according to Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The special agents, who were conducting a narcotics investigation, “were in the process of contacting the occupants of a residence when several individuals ran out the back of the house,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

One of the individuals, a 35-year-old man, jumped a fence and ran though neighboring yards. An officer-involved shooting occurred when the man encountered other DEA agents who were positioned on a nearby street, according to authorities.

“The suspect was shot one time,” the sheriff’s statement said. The wounded man was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive.

No gun was recovered from the scene.

The ongoing investigation into the shooting was being conducted by sheriff’s homicide detectives, DEA personnel, the L.A. County district attorney’s office and the Justice System Integrity Division, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.