A suspect was shot during a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook late Wednesday night.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Imperial Highway and Compton Avenue around 11:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the suspect is a man in his 60s, but his identity has not been released.

Deputies received a call from a female victim claiming the man pointed a gun at her as she was entering her car.

The suspect was spotted as deputies arrived at the scene. While exiting their vehicle, deputies say he was spotted holding a handgun.

Authorities fired four to five rounds, hitting the suspect in the leg.

  • A suspect was shot in the leg during a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook on Sept. 22, 2022.
  • A suspect was shot in the leg during a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook on Sept. 22, 2022.

He was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive. A black replica semi-automatic handgun was found at the scene which authorities believe the suspect was carrying.

Authorities say the suspect is known to law enforcement, although details on his identity remain limited.