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Deputy Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Suspect Was Shot By His Own Partner

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Details have emerged indicating that the sheriff's deputy shot in the stomach in last week's deputy-involved shooting in Long Beach was shot by his partner, not the transient they shot and killed during an attempted arrest.

On May 26, two sheriff's deputies pulled 23-year-old Noel Aguilar over when he was riding his bicycle around 10 a.m. Aguilar wrestled away from them and a foot pursuit ensued. Aguilar, who deputies claimed was armed with his own gun, was shot and killed in a second struggle near Long Beach Blvd. and East 69th Way when he allegedly fought for control over one of the deputies' weapons, according to the LA Times.

Aguilar was pronounced dead on the scene. Witnesses reported hearing several shots.

The wounded deputy, whose named has not been disclosed, is recovering at home.