LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot in the desert city of Lancaster has died.
Deputy Guillermina Saldana says the deputy was shot around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday while answering a report of a burglary in progress on West Avenue J-7.READ MORE: BREAKING: Suspicious Vehicle In Beverly Hills Prompts Response From Bomb Squad
The deputy was hospitalized. Hours later, authorities announced the deputy had died.READ MORE: One Pedestrian Killed In Sacramento In Ambulance Collision
Saldana says other deputies have arrived in the neighborhood and are searching for the shooter.
The deputy has been identified as Sgt. Steve Owen.MORE NEWS: Father's Stolen U-Haul Found In Sacramento By Law Enforcement
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