L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Shot in Face, Critically Wounded
The suspect -- a reputed gang member-- was shot and killed.
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Deputy Mohamed Ahmed (LACSD)
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Deputy Mohammed Ahmed was with his partner on patrol when they saw a person acting suspicious in a parked car on North Brannick Avenue, near Floral Drive.
A struggle ensued and that's when the suspect -- a gang member on parole -- opened fire and shot Ahmed in the face, officials said.
Ahmed's partner fired back and killed the gunman.
Detectives have identified the deceased suspect as Nestor Torres, a 37-year old resident of the East Los Angeles area.
Family members tell KTLA Torres had renounced his gang ties and was working part-time at Homeboy Industries.
Ahmed, 27, is a deputy in training. He was rushed to LA County USC Medical Center and is in critical condition. He is scheduled to go into surgery Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Lee Baca got to the hospital less than an hour after Ahmed arrived. He later told reporters that Ahmed is expected to survive.
A female was also in the car, but she was not injured.
The second deputy was not shot but did receive minor injuries.