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Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

LAPD Officer Injured While Responding to Shooting Call; Suspect Dead

LAPD Officer Injured While Responding to Shooting Call; Suspect Dead

One officer was treated at a hospital and released, according to authorities. Tuesday night. Because they were already looking for the shooter who killed a teenager 24 hours earlier, officers responded immediately to the scene, according to police.

The officer was taken to UCLA Harbor Medical Center for treatment but has since been released. Police did not say what specifically prompted the shooting. Police initially said a second suspect was detained but later clarified that only one suspect was involved in the incident.

The initial police radio call of an "officer down" overstated the extent of the officer's injury, and a dispatcher described the officer as having been shot in the arm. It's still unclear how the shooting began, or how many shots were fired.

Initially, a police spokesman had said another suspect was in custody.

Images from the scene showed a white tent over the front of a police cruiser that was stopped askew on the sidewalk.

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