A man was taken into custody last week after he disrobed inside a store in Lake Los Angeles and then ran away from deputies.
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were called at 5:20 p.m. Oct. 12 to the Oso Meat Market in the 40300 block of 170th Street East regarding an assault with a deadly weapon call, said Gilbert Borruel, the resident deputy in Lake Los Angeles.
The suspect began undressing inside the market and as he started to leave, one of the employees noticed he had a gun in his waistband, said Borruel.
Store employees heard gunshots outside and called deputies. The suspect left as deputies arrived and after a short pursuit he was taken into custody a block away from the market.
According to Borruel, deputies used a stun gun on the suspect when he resisted arrest.
“He was not compliant with a deputy’s request,” he said.
Deputies found three shell casings outside the store.
“There were indications that he was under the influence of a controlled substance,” Borruel said.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics took the suspect to a hospital.
No one was injured when the shots were fired.