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.