• Policeman Shoots Two After Being Attacked


    EAST PASADENA (CNS) – An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who shot and wounded
    two men in unincorporated East Pasadena did so after he was attacked as he
    waited in the drive-through lane of a restaurant, the sheriff’s department
    reported today.
    The gunfire erupted about 1:55 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of
    Rosemead Avenue, according to the department.
    Investigators said the two men were among four people in a vehicle that
    was behind the deputy’s vehicle in the drive-through lane.
    For unknown reasons, two men got out of that vehicle and accosted the
    deputy, according to the sheriff’s department.
    The deputy got out of his vehicle and opened fire. The wounded men were
    arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be
    life-threatening.
    The other two people in the vehicle were arrested by deputies from the
    sheriff’s Temple Station on suspicion of assault and making criminal threats.
    No weapons were recovered. The suspects’ names were not released.
    Though the shooting happened Saturday, authorities did not release
    details of the confrontation until today.

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