A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was shot in the shoulder Sunday night when he stopped a pedestrian in Palmdale, according to the Sheriff's Department, MyFox Los Angeles reports.
Deputy Jeff Gordon says the shooting occurred Sunday night after the suspect pulled out a gun during a traffic stop. Gunfire was exchanged and the deputy was struck in the shoulder. The suspect fled in a vehicle and was arrested a short time later.
Gordon says the deputy is hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, Enterprise-Record reports.
Meanwhile officials said the gunman was walking in the 1000 block of Avenue Q4 when the deputy stopped him for questioning. The man opened fire, jumped in his car and drove off, officials said, The Los Angeles Times reports.
The names of the deputy and the suspect have not been released, Enterprise-Record reports.
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