A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was released from the hospital Wednesday after being struck in the neck during a shootout in Santa Clarita Tuesday night.
Deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at apartment complex in the 21300 block of Bottletree Lane just after 10 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.
The victim said two people were in the parking lot when one of them approached her and pointed a handgun at her as she was parking her car.
As they were searching the area, the deputies encountered one of the two suspects in the parking area near the pool.
The man began to shoot at the deputies and they returned fire, Lt. Joe Mendoza said.
Both the suspect and one of the four deputies who responded to the call were struck by the gunfire, the news release stated.
The deputy was hit in the neck in what Mendoza described as a “through and through” wound.
The deputy, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital and was in stable condition Wednesday morning, Mendoza said.
He was released from the hospital later Wednesday morning, the Sheriff’s Department stated on Twitter.
The suspect, identified only as a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was struck in the torso and was in surgery. His condition was unknown, Mendoza said.
Authorities had said the suspect’s condition was critical immediately following the shooting on Tuesday.
A search for the second suspect resulted in authorities detaining a juvenile, who was being questioned by authorities but has not been arrested, according to the news release.
The victim told authorities she did not know the suspects, but investigators believe they live in the apartment complex.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Great news! #LASD Deputy shot last night has been released from the hospital and is going home to recover. His LASD family is praying for a speedy recovery. He is in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏 @SCVSHERIFF #SantaClarita pic.twitter.com/uE8hXIU20E
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) November 29, 2017