(March 29, 2004, updated Mar. 30) -- L.A. County Sheriff's investigators are continuing their investigation into a shooting on March 29 at roughly 9:10 p.m.
In a written release, L.A. Sheriff's HQ says TSB received a disturbance call of a disturbance call regarding an adult who was jumping off the platform onto the tracks and throwing rocks at passing trains. When contacted by responding deputies, the suspect ran down the tracks about 100 yards while allegedly concealing his hands inside his baseball cap which he held in front of him.
Deputies say they urged the suspect to surrender peacefully, but the suspect ran into some bushes and yelled at the deputies that he was armed with a gun...and allegedly emerged with his hands still concealed in a baseball cap and advanced toward the deputies who fired two less-lethal stun bag rounds, hitting the suspect with no effect.
The suspect then allegedly began to charge at the deputies who in fear for their safety fired their duty weapons, striking the suspect in the upper torso.
He was transported to a local hospital, listed in critical condition. No weapon was recovered.