LOMITA -- A man who shot a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in Lomita remained at large Friday.
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.
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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