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LAPD officer wounded in South L.A. shooting after traffic stop

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Shooting scene in South L.A.
(KTLA)

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded during a traffic stop in South Los Angeles on Saturday night.

A suspect was also wounded by gunfire.

After the shootings, police said another suspect was at large and issued a citywide tactical alert, calling him armed and dangerous. A firearm was recovered at the scene, officials said.

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(Los Angeles Times)
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In a series of tweets Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department revised its narrative.

The incident began when officers from the LAPD’s Newton Division stopped a vehicle about 9:10 p.m. Saturday near East 51st Street and West Long Beach Avenue, police said.

There was one man in the car, not two, as the LAPD had initially stated.

The driver ran when the officers tried to stop him. Another man then appeared.

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It was this man, not the driver of the car, who shot at the officer and was wounded himself, investigators now believe.

“The ofcrs chased the man & after 100-150 yards another man appeared, armed with a firearm & there was an exchange of gunfire between an officer & suspect,” the LAPD said in a tweet.

The wounded man was taken to the hospital. The LAPD did not provide information about his condition.

The LAPD is trying to identify the driver but stopped searching for him after investigators determined he did not shoot the officer.


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