LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) --
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeant died after being shot during a deputy-involved shooting in Lancaster, authorities said.
The department identified him as Steve Owen, 53, a 29-year veteran of the department who had spent the last five years at the Lancaster Station.
Owen and another deputy had responded to a burglary call around noon in the 3200 block of West Avenue J7, sheriff's officials said. The area was contained and during the containment gunfire was heard in the back of the location.
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The deputy at the front of the complex ran in the direction of the gunfire and found Owen suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect then fled the area on foot, ran to the front of the home and attempted to steal Owen's patrol car, according to authorities.
The suspect put the car into reverse, ramming the second patrol car, which resulted in a second deputy-involved shooting, authorities said.
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