Pursuit Ends Near Duarte With Two Injured in Deputy-Involved Shooting

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An investigation was underway Sunday after two men were injured during a deputy-involved shooting in an unincorporated area near Duarte, authorities said.


The shooting occurred in the 2400 block of South El Toro Road in an unincorporated area near Duarte, Dec. 29, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

The trouble started at the corner of Ivory Drive and Galen Street (map) around 1:20 a.m., according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Suppression Unit were patrolling the area and spotted a man with a gun, Lt. Dave Dolson told KTLA 5.

The man then got into a Nissan Altima with a second person and led deputies on a pursuit that ended 30 seconds later when the suspects’ vehicle crashed in the 2400 block of South El Toro Road, the Sheriff’s Department said.

One of the two men then brandished a gun, which resulted in the deputy involved shooting, according to Lt. Dolson.

The men, ages 24 and 36, were both shot and taken to an area hospital.


A map shows the locations of three recent shootings in Duarte. (Credit: KTLA)

Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, the Sheriff’s Department said.  No deputies were hurt.

A weapon believed to belong to one of the men in the Nissan was recovered at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Over the past week, there have been at least three other shootings in Duarte.

The town has a population of 21,193, according to the Duarte city government website.

It’s unknown if the incidents are related.