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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Officer Neal B. Tyler, at podium, with other officials discuss LASD Lancaster Sheriff's Deputy involved shooting, and the loss of Sgt. Steve Owen, a 29 year veteran of the department, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Lancaster, Calif. Authorities say 53-year-old Sgt. Owen died at a hospital Wednesday, several hours after he was shot while responding to a report of a burglary in a neighborhood in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. (Nicole Nishida/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)

A Los Angeles sergeant died in the hospital after responding to a burglary call


UPDATE (7:56 p.m.)

Steven Owen, a 53-year-old sergeant with the LA County Sheriff's Department, died after being shot after responding to a burglary in Lancaster, reports KABC

Owen and another deputy responded to the burglary. Both secured the area. The other deputy was out front of the house and heard gunfire out back. He ran around to find Owen injured.

Meanwhile, the suspect ran around to the front of the house, tried to steal a cop car, was involved in another shootout and then fled into another home.

The suspect was apprehended following the chase and may have been shot. He was on active parole. Authorities recovered a weapon.

(Photo courtesy of KABC)

UPDATE (5:38 p.m.)

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed to CBS LA that one sergeant was shot in Lancaster and that the suspect is in custody. 

A Los Angeles police deputy was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after responding to a burglary in the high desert north of the city, reports NBC LA

It's unknown now whether or not the deputy was shot. 

Police are searching for one person in connection with an altercation in Lancaster. 

Antelope Valley College, AV SOAR High School on the college campus and Lancaster High School are in lockdown as the subject might be in the vicinity of the schools. 

Antelope Valley College appears to have been on lockdown since early this afternoon. 


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