A man who threatened to hurl a 3-foot concrete stand at a security guard was shot and wounded on the campus of Los Angeles Valley College early Monday, sheriff's investigators said.
The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. The guard who shot him was part of a sheriff's civilian detail contracted to guard the college.
Sheriff's Lt. Joe Hartshorne said detectives are trying to determine the man's identity and what he was doing on campus. They did not release the guard's name or that of a second guard who came to his aid.
About 5:15 a.m., the man began throwing bricks at the guard outside the security detail's bungalow on the Valley Glen campus, Hartshorne said.