Suspect at Large After Shooting Female Sheriff's Deputy
Search is underway for the suspect who escaped in a black Chevy Silverado pickup truck.
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Ernesto Casillas, 29 (L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.)
The suspect has been identified as Ernesto Casillas, 29, who also uses the name Armando Rodriguez.
He is accused of wounding a female deputy in the right elbow during a traffic stop in the 1700 block of 257th Street in Lomita around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
The deputy returned fire, but it was unclear if she wounded the shooter.
Casillas is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
He was driving a black 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, license plate number 8W15896.
Authorities said Casillas should be considered armed and dangerous.