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LAPD Holding Downtown Blood Drive For Wounded Officer

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LAPD Officer Steve Jenkins (credit: LAPD)

LAPD Officer Steve Jenkins (credit: LAPD)

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SYLMAR (CBS) — A blood drive will be held Tuesday on behalf of a Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded by a Sylmar man during a standoff.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Officer Steven Jenkins was hospitalized in critical but stable condition following the violence that occurred in the 13600 block of Dronfield Avenue. Sergio O. Salazar, 53, was found dead on the second floor hallway of his home on Monday night. A rifle was near his body.

The blood drive was being held at the LAPD’s Central Station, at Sixth and Wall streets in downtown Los Angeles, beginning at 8 a.m. Another blood drive had been held on Monday at Providence Holy Cross Hospital In Mission Hills, where Jenkins is being treated.

Jenkins, a 22-year LAPD veteran and canine officer, was shot twice at about 2:15 a.m. Monday as he and other officers approached the home while investigating the domestic violence call, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.

Jenkins’ wife is an LAPD sergeant, and his son also is an officer.

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