Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens
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Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens after Watts shooting leaves officer wounded, one dead

Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

An LAPD officer addresses a group in Nickerson Gardens, where an investigation is underway into a gun battle with Los Angeles police that left an 18-year-old dead and one officer wounded.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

Lisa Simpson, left, and Richard Risher, parents of the 18-year-old killed Monday evening inside Nickerson Gardens in Watts, console one another.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

Richard Risher, father of the 18-year-old killed Monday evening inside Nickerson Gardens in Watts, grieves near the shooting scene.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

LAPD officers monitor rising tensions in Nickerson Gardens, where an investigation is underway into a gun battle between Los Angeles police and a man that left one officer wounded and the suspect dead.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens, where a gun battle left one man dead and an LAPD officer injured.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

LAPD officers monitor rising tensions in Nickerson Gardens after a shooting left one dead and an officer wounded.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Tensions flare in Nickerson Gardens

Crime scene markers cover the ground in Nickerson Gardens, where an investigation is underway into a gun battle between Los Angeles police and a suspect.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
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