Man in Critical Condition After Shooting Involving Officers in South Gate: Sheriff’s Dept.

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Police investigated a shooting involving officers in South Gate on Jan. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigated a shooting involving officers in South Gate on Jan. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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Authorities are investigating a shooting involving officers that left a man injured in South Gate on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the 13400 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department news release.

A sheriff's lieutenant later told KTLA shots were fired after two officers responded to a call about a disturbance at a nearby business earlier. The officers had made contact with the same suspect earlier in the morning and attempted to detain him.

The man allegedly would not comply with officers as they tried again detaining him, the lieutenant said.

He then walked "briskly away" for about two blocks, at which time the "suspect’s actions led to an officer involved shooting," according to a sheriff's news release.

The man was shot multiple times in the torso, Calderaro said. He was not armed.

He was taken to a hospital and was undergoing surgery, officials said. He was later listed in critical condition but expected to survive, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Officials have said they are looking into witness accounts that the man may have been reaching into his pocket just before he was shot. However, no firearm has been recovered from the scene, officials said.

The incident appeared to have taken place on a sidewalk near an auto accessories shop, Sky5 aerial video showed. A number of items were visible near what looked like a pool of blood.

A stretch of Paramount Boulevard was shut down in both directions, and the closure was expected to last for "an extended period of time," the South Gate Police Department said in a Facebook post.

No additional information was immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those who would prefer to leave a tip anonymously can do through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or

KTLA's Marissa Wenzke contributed to this report.

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