A man shot by a sheriff’s deputy inside a restaurant in Van Nuys Monday is expected to survive, authorities said, and a second suspect was reportedly taken into custody.
The shooting occurred at 3:12 p.m. Monday in a restaurant at the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Valerio Street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Vincent Plair.
A deputy with the department’s Metro Transit Services made contact with a person at the restaurant which resulted in a pat down, Plair said. During the pat down, the deputy retrieved a gun from the suspect and shortly after the deputy-involved shooting occurred.
The man was wounded, but the deputy was not shot, Plair said, adding he did not know the specifics of the altercation.
The wounded suspect was in critical condition, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. His name was not immediately released.
There were some other people with the injured man but they fled the scene, according to Plair.
The sheriff’s department was handling the investigation because their deputy was involved in the shooting. Some of the sheriff’s department transit division areas traverse through the Los Angeles Police Department’s area, Plair added.
ABC7 aired footage of a man on a stretcher being put into an ambulance and reported that Van Nuys Boulevard was closed near Valerio Street.
City News Service initially reported the shooting at or near a bus station in the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Sherman Way.
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