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Mar 20, 1:13 PM EDT

The Latest: Deputies felt something 'amiss' before shooting


TEMPLE CITY, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting at a suburban Los Angeles County sheriff's station (all times local):

10 a.m.

Authorities say a man who opened fire on Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in the parking lot of a sheriff's station had attempted to register as a sex offender minutes before the shooting.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell says deputies felt "something was amiss" when the 47-year-old walked into the sheriff's station in Temple City on Monday morning.

McDonnell says the deputies followed the man into the parking lot, and he opened fire on them. McDonnell says the man hopped into his SUV and engaged in a gunbattle with deputies from his car.

A SWAT team arrived about 20 minutes later and found the man dead inside the vehicle.

Authorities believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His name wasn't immediately released.

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8:35 a.m.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman says a man who fired at sheriff's deputies in the parking lot of a suburban sheriff's station has died.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the suspect was found dead early Monday after a SWAT team approached a vehicle at the Temple City station. She couldn't immediately provide any additional details.

Video from news helicopters showed deputies taking cover behind patrol vehicles with their guns pointed at a car in the parking lot.

Authorities said shots were fired at the station around 7:15 a.m. Monday. They said sheriff's personnel had "engaged the suspect to neutralize the threat."

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8:25 a.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says someone fire gunshots at its suburban Temple City station and its personnel.

A department statement says Temple station personnel "engaged the suspect to neutralize the threat" but doesn't say specifically what action was taken early Monday.

A sheriff's SWAT team has taken charge of the response.

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8:07 a.m.

A shooting has been reported at the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Temple City.

Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida confirms shots were fired at the station around 7:15 a.m. Monday, but cannot immediately provide details.

It's not immediately clear if anyone was struck by the gunfire, but no deputies were injured.

Nishida says preliminary information indicates there may be a suspect in a parking lot at the station.

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