A man who shot and wounded two sheriff's deputies in Bellflower on Monday morning was tracked down six hours later by a police dog, authorities said.
The deputies had gone to a home in the 9100 block of Palm Street about 8 a.m. looking for Javier Torres, 24. An arrest warrant had been issued after Torres, a felon, had been seen with a gun, Deputy Johnie Jones said.
The deputies wanted to speak to a 16-year-old about Torres' whereabouts, Deputy Brian Lendman said.
"The suspect turned out to be at the residence," Lendman said.
Torres ran out the back door "armed with a handgun and fired numerous rounds at the deputies, who were in the rear of the location," Jones said. Bullets hit one deputy in the hip and another in the shoulder.
Torres ran west on Palm Street. After an intensive search, he was found about 2:40 p.m. in the 9100 block of Artesia Boulevard, authorities said.