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Area Police Officer Shoots Suspect in Domestic Violence Call

The suspect is expected to survive his wound.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A suspect shot once in the torso by an Azusa police officer was hospitalized and expected to survive his wound, a sheriff's deputy said today.

Sheriff's homicide detectives investigating the officer-involved shooting said a domestic violence call brought Azusa police to the residence on the 700 block of South Citrus Avenue at 8:15 p.m. Friday, according to Deputy Amber Smith in the Sheriff's Headquarters bureau.

"When they arrived, the suspect opened the door and pointed a handgun at them and an officer-involved shooting occurred," Smith said.

"The suspect was struck once in the upper torso," she said. He was transported to a hospital where he was expected to survive, Smith said.

"A handgun was recovered at the scene. Neither the officers nor the second person at the residence were injured," she said.

A videographer at the scene said the shooting appeared to have occurred on the second floor of the Colony Park apartment complex, at 777 South Citrus.

—City News Service

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