Gunman Shot Dead After Wounding Deputy, Barricading Self in Lynwood Home: Sheriff’s Department

A gunman opened fire on two deputies, wounding one, and then barricaded himself inside an apartment in Lynwood Tuesday before being fatally shot when he came out of the home with a weapon, authorities said.

A standoff was taking place in Lynwood Aug. 26, 2014, after a gunman fired on a two deputies, wounding one, according to the Sheriff's Department. (Credit: KTLA)

A standoff was taking place in Lynwood Aug. 26, 2014, after a gunman fired on a two deputies, wounding one, according to the Sheriff’s Department. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident began shortly after 1 p.m. in an apartment complex in the 12000 block of Santa Fe Avenue (map), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

The deputies were at the building for an investigation when a “suspect” opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon and the deputies returned fire, authorities said. One of the deputies, who Nishida said are also detectives, was shot in the arm, she said.

The armed man in his early 30s then barricaded himself inside the home, Nishida said. It was not known if he was injured by the deputies’ gunfire.

About 4:30 p.m., the man came out of the home with a firearm and was shot by responding deputies, authorities on scene said.

The weapon was recovered at the scene, authorities said, but it was not clear if the man fired the gun.

Authorities on scene said the injured deputy, a 17-year veteran, was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Schools in the area were placed on lockdown during the standoff, authorities said.

It was not known what kind of investigation brought the deputies to the apartment complex.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.