Authorities arrested a suspect Friday after he allegedly opened fire and struck two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while fleeing a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower the night before.
The sheriff's department says the shooting happened about 10:50 p.m. Thursday.
During an early Friday morning press conference, authorities said deputies were conducting a DUI checkpoint in the area when a suspect began driving erratically in an attempt to flee from the checkpoint.
Deputies went after the suspect and ended up in a residential cul-de-sac where a second shooting occurred. Another deputy was struck by gunfire, and the suspect fled again. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said at some point, a third shooting occurred as another deputy tried to stop the suspect.
Hours later the wounded suspect was arrested, ABC 7 reports.
The two wounded deputies were rushed to the hospital and are in critical but stable condition. They were both in surgery early Friday morning, McDonnell said.