Sheriff’s Deputy Killed On Burglary Call In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant who was shot has died.

Authorities say 53-year-old Steve Owen died at a hospital Wednesday afternoon, several hours after he was shot while responding to a report of a burglary in a neighborhood in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles.

Sheriff’s officials say other deputies fired shots at the suspect after he tried to steal a sheriff’s patrol car and rammed that vehicle into another patrol car while escaping.

Authorities say the man later fled to a home, which was surrounded, and a man was arrested after he tried to climb a face and escape.

The suspect, a parolee, had a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital.

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