Sex Offender Opens Fire on Deputies at LASD Temple Station

Shots fired at LA County Sheriff's Station in Temple City

It's not immediately clear if anyone was struck by the gunfire, but no deputies were injured.

According to sheriff's Lt. Joe Mendoza, while the man was in the station, a deputy learned that he was wanted on a $40,000 felony warrant.

They say the man walked into the sheriff's station in Temple City, about 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and told a deputy he wanted to register as a sex offender.

"The suspect went to his vehicle and was shooting from the vehicle", McDonnell said.

Two armored SWAT vehicles then entered the parking lot about 1000 hours CST, with one of the vehicles approaching the SUV. "This is another assault on deputies and we see these all too frequently now", Sheriff Jim McDonnell said. Inside, the deputies who encountered the man were concerned with his behavior, Katz said. "He came outside with some backup, and the suspect ran towards his vehicle, at which point the deputy-involved shooting occurred".

Temple Station deputies became suspicious of the man's demeanor and watched him as he went to his vehicle.

Shortly after 8 a.m., members of the special weapons team exited the armored vehicle and peered inside the SUV. According to The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, it appears the suspect died of a probable self-inflicted wound.

Authorities were responding Monday to reports of shots fired outside a Los Angeles County Sheriff's station in Temple City.

A shooting has been reported at the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Temple City.

Shots were fired from a dark blue SUV about 7:30 a.m.at personnel and the station in the 8800 block of Las Tunas Drive, said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez, a department spokeswoman.

A shotgun was found inside the SUV and investigators believe a handgun was also in the vehicle, Katz said during the press conference.

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