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.

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The deputy was hospitalized. Hours later, authorities announced the deputy had died.

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Saldana says other deputies have arrived in the neighborhood and are searching for the shooter.

The deputy has been identified as Sgt. Steve Owen.

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