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Walnut Deputy Who Shot Suspect Hit by Truck

The suspect, who has not been identified, allegedly drove his truck into the deputy, knocking him to the ground.

A man who drove into a sheriff's deputy, knocking him to the ground, was wounded early this morning in a deputy-involved shooting in Walnut, authorities said.

No deputies were injured in the shooting, which happened around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Lemon Avenue and Paseo Del Prado, said Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Peter Gomez.

"A deputy was patrolling in the area when he saw a distraught, female adult walking alone," said Deputy Kim Manatt of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

"He made contact with the female to inquire on her well-being. Moments later, a male adult in a white vehicle approached from southbound on Lemon Avenue."

Manatt said the man yelled to the deputy saying the woman was his girlfriend and to let her go.

"From a distance, the deputy instructed the male to step out of his vehicle and speak to him," Manatt said.

The man instead drove his vehicle directly toward the deputy, striking the deputy and knocking him to the ground, Manatt said.

"During this time, a deputy-involved shooting occurred," Manatt said.

The suspect sped away about 200 feet before crashing into the center median, disabling the vehicle, Manatt said. He ran from the vehicle but was later taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect sustained one gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital where he was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The woman was released at the scene.

The deputy was treated at the scene for his minor injuries, Manatt said.

As is standard in cases of deputy-involved shootings in which someone is struck, the case will also be investigated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the County of Los Angeles Office of Independent Review.

Daniel Chen February 02, 2013 at 06:54 AM
Really bizarre.
Chavez13 February 02, 2013 at 07:39 AM
I want to thank the Deputies who work early mornings and protect and keep us safe when our families are asleep. Keep up the great work!
pamylla February 02, 2013 at 08:48 AM
What was going on at 2 am? That is the question.
Damien torres February 02, 2013 at 12:27 PM
This female involved in the incident, was out walking the streets at 2a.m. who the heck walks the streets at 2a.m. meth heads and night walkers. She claims the guy is such a model citizen research his background and his criminal record it's public information.
Damien torres February 02, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Great Job Deputies. Thanks for going 10-8 day in and day out to put those bad guys where they belong behind bars. Criminals will always talk down the great work that the good guys do.
Teri Felker February 02, 2013 at 05:16 PM
More Mental Health issues.....
Ardee February 02, 2013 at 05:53 PM
The only jackasses I can see in this story are the ones having a domestic dispute in the middle of the night and then trying to run over the police officer who was checking to see if one of those jackasses was ok.
Michael February 02, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Hmm, the Deputy was "patrolling" by Donut Tree! I'm glad he inquired about someone walking around at 2AM, no one should be doing that in Walnut without a reason, good job, this is not a downtown city. However, every time I see stories from the Police Dept management they are usually full of half truths these days. I remember when Chief Wiggums/Charlie Beck falsely accused that guy over the Dodger Stadium beating in a press conference.
Damien torres February 02, 2013 at 06:34 PM
No I'm not a Cop, I don't have the privilege to be able to take criminals to jail. The truth will come out and you need to realize we live in the 2st Century you can't find out anything! Especially your "friends" two other prior assaults on peace officers. It takes a Scumbag to know a scumbag.
Caren February 02, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Thank you Sheriff's Deputies of Walnut/Diamond Bar for watching over our city. I've lived here my whole life and would have it no other way! ^_^
school mom February 02, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Walnut is not a town of "Wild Party Establishments" so I agree with others,...."What the the H*ll were you doing in the middle of the street at 2:00 am?" Take your TRASH to Hollywood, LA or other TRASH "Party Cities!!!" Keep YOUR TRASH out of OUR CITY of WALNUT!!!
notsomuch February 03, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Low life tweakers & burglars are the only ones up at 2am creating havoc. Stay outta Walnut. You don't belong here & your not wanted here. End of story.
Lisa Marie February 03, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Michael W, take a bow! For once you and I see eye to eye! LOL :)
Michael February 03, 2013 at 07:52 PM
OMG, probably a bad direction for you!
notsomuch February 04, 2013 at 12:41 AM
So why did the my comment disappear Patch? It was within the guidelines. Don't get it.

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