Man shoots at Temple City sheriff's station

Deputies approach a vehicle after shots were fired at the Temple City Sheriff’s Station

- A shooting in the parking lot of the sheriff's Temple Station on Monday left a person injured inside a vehicle. A gunfight then ensued. He fired shots from inside the vehicle. Investigators believe the man took his own life.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell says deputies felt "something was amiss" when the 47-year-old walked into the sheriff's station in Temple City on Monday morning.

At around 7:27 a.m., deputies went to the parking lot to check on the man. McDonnell says the man hopped into his SUV and engaged in a gunbattle with deputies from his auto.

The shooter, identified only as a man in his late 40s, went to his Chevrolet sport utility vehicle parked in the lot and opened fire on deputies as they approached, authorities said. "It appears at this time that the suspect is deceased by way of a self- inflicted gunshot wound". Inside, the deputies who encountered the man were concerned with his behavior, Katz said.

Shortly after 8 a.m., members of the special weapons team exited the armored vehicle and peered inside the SUV. She couldn't immediately provide any additional details. Deputies removed a rifle from inside the vehicle.

A gunman fired shots Monday morning at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Temple City, according to officials. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process.

A gunman was reported in the parking lot, and Temple City personnel attempted to neutralize the threat before the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau "assumed command of the tactical response", according to the Sheriff's Department.



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