Shooting Reported At Temple City Sheriff's Station [Updated]

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The L.A. County Sheriff's Department (Photo via Facebook)

Gunfire was reported outside the Temple City Sheriff's office at around 7:30 Monday morning, according to City News Service.

A gunman was reported in the parking lot, and Temple City personnel attempted to neutralize the threat before the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau "assumed command of the tactical response," according to the Sheriff's Department. SEB deputies focused on a SUV parked in the lot of the Sheriff's station, inside which they found an unresponsive man who was later confirmed to be dead, according to NBC. A spokesperson for the Sheriff's department say that the man is the suspect in the shooting incident. It remains unclear whether the shots were initially fired from inside the vehicle.

Streets surrounding the Sheriff's station have been closed. No deputies were harmed in the shooting.

[Update 11:09 a.m.]

According to KTLA, the suspect had arrived at the sheriff's station to handle matters relating to his sex offender status. It's unclear if he was there to register as a sex offender.

While leaving the station, the man was followed outside by deputies. The man drew a firearm and fired at them. He ran into his vehicle and continued to shoot at deputies, who fired back at the man. No deputies were harmed. The suspect was apparently killed by a self-inflicted gunshot.