LA sheriff's sergeant killed answering burglary call

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was fatally wounded while answering a burglary report and the suspected gunman was arrested after commandeering his patrol car, ramming a second police vehicle, then hiding in a home as two teenagers cowered, authorities said.

Sgt. Steven Owen, 53, died at a hospital Wednesday about two hours after he was gunned down behind a home in Lancaster, a desert community north of Los Angeles. His mother, adult son and daughter and his wife, who is a detective in the Sheriff Department's Arson/Explosives Detail, were at his bedside when he died, said Neal B. Tyler, the Sheriff's Department interim sheriff and executive officer.

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