Gunman opens fire on Calif. police station; suspect dead
No officers were injured during the incident
TEMPLE CITY, Calif. — A gunman is dead after he opened fire on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station in Temple City.
Officials told NBC San Diego that the gunman, who was registering as a sex offender, opened fire on deputies Monday morning when they followed him back out to his car.
Officials deployed SWAT and two armored vehicles to “neutralize the threat,” Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a statement.
Police deployed a flash-bang device at the SUV, KTLA 5 reported. No movement was apparent inside the vehicle.
Authorities exited the armored vehicle and determined the threat was eliminated. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Times reported. According to The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, it appears the suspect died of a probable self-inflicted wound.
No deputies were injured in the incident.