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Commerce Man Arrested Following Shootout with Sheriff’s

A call about a possible child abuser led to a shootout with sheriff’s deputies in East Los Angeles.

The suspect opened fire on deputies arriving to investigate the report at about 9:30 p.m. last Saturday on the 6000 block of Sixth Street in East Los Angeles, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

Detectives investigating the case said as the suspect, he fired again upon the deputies as he ran toward the 600 block of South School Avenue, and barricaded himself inside of a residence, before surrendering at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

A firearm was recovered from the scene, according to authorities.

The suspect was identified as David Martinez, 30, of Commerce.