Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Hollywood Hit-and-Run: LAPD

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A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Hollywood on Friday, police said.

The crash occurred around 5:10 p.m. near the intersection of Formosa and Fountain avenues, on the border of West Hollywood, said Officer Rosario Herrera with the L.A. Police Department.

The deputy was riding a motorcycle and was hit by a vehicle that then fled, Herrera said.

The deputy suffered injuries that were not life-threatening but he would require surgery on his foot, an officer at the scene said. He was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The car involved had its bumper ripped off, and it was left behind at the scene, along with the license plate.

Footage of the wreckage showed the car appeared to be a BMW. The front bumper had come to rest against the motorcycle, and both remained in the roadway on Fountain.

Authorities said they have identified the suspect, who was already wanted on an arrest warrant. Police did not say what other crimes the man was suspected of.

The man had not been arrested, but officers were heading to his home Friday evening.

Neither the suspect's nor deputy's names were being released by police.

No further details were immediately available.

KTLA's Matt Phillips contributed to this report.

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