Sheriff's detectives are investigating a deputy's shooting on Saturday of a South Gate resident who was riding a bike.
The shooting occurred in the 9600 block of Atlantic Avenue.
As described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, "a deputy made contact with a 'suspicious person' riding a bicycle."
A physical confrontation ensued, according to the department. "The deputy, believing that the suspect was armed with a handgun, fired one round from his duty-weapon," according to the department.