RESEDA (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles police officer and another man were shot in Reseda Monday morning.
An assault with a deadly weapon call came out at 9:34 a.m. for a man armed with a handgun and a pit bull in the 7100 block of Yolanda Avenue, officials said.
Jose Quinonez told KCAL9’s Randy Paige that he heard four shots. He then ran across the street to see the gunman standing over his victim while the wounded man pleaded for his life.
“The guy is on the floor. [He said,] ‘Help, I don’t want to die.’ Then I see the shooter and the white dog…[they’re] walking on the street,” he said.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a 55-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and leg.
Bystanders directed officers to the suspect, who fled the scene on foot.
“They confronted that individual. That individual turned and fired multiple rounds at our officers in their vehicle,” Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said.
One officer was wounded in the right arm and transported to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
“Right now, we’re not sure exactly if the injury was caused by a bullet or bullet fragment or a fragment from the vehicle,” Smith said.
The suspect was taken into custody.
The condition of the other man is unknown, but officers said his wounds were non-life-threatening.