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LAPD Probes Officer Gunfire Exchange On Freeway

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they are investigating an exchange of gunfire in which an unknown assailant shot at an officer on a freeway, causing the officer to fire back.

Police said in a statement Friday that Officer Franck Peter, a 21-year department veteran, was driving home after work on March 10 on Interstate 110 when a truck pulled up alongside his personal car. Peter heard a loud bang and saw a bright flash.

Believing he had been shot at, he fired his service pistol at the truck, which proceeded along the highway.

The police department’s force investigation division is investigating the incident. The suspect has not been identified.

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