A Los Angeles Police Division officer suffered minor accidents throughout an altercation in a police station with a person who wrestled away the officer’s gun, fired it after which ran when one other officer shot at him, authorities mentioned.
The suspect, who was not wounded, obtained right into a car and drove off, police mentioned. Officers stopped him a brief distance away and he was arrested.
The injured officer was hospitalized with what Chief Michel Moore described as bumps and bruises.
“He’s resting and might be okay,” Moore tweeted early Sunday.
The incident contained in the Harbor Station within the Sen Pedro space of Los Angeles unfolded late Saturday night time. The suspect walked into the foyer and an officer got here out to speak with him.
“It escalated into some sort of altercation,” Moore mentioned at a information convention exterior the hospital the place the officer was being handled. “Throughout that altercation, it seems at this very early stage that the officer’s weapon was taken from him and rounds had been fired by the person on the officer.”
Assistant Police Chief Horace Frank instructed the Los Angeles Occasions the watch commander on the station heard noises and noticed that the suspect had taken the officer’s gun and was hitting him. The watch commander then fired on the suspect, Frank mentioned.
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The suspect was not recognized. Moore mentioned he was about 29 years previous.
The incident got here two weeks after two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Division deputies had been ambushed as they sat of their police car in Compton, about 24 kilometres north of San Pedro.
The officers suffered critical gunshot wounds however each have been launched from the hospital. The gunman has not been arrested.
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