LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department encountered a man with a gun in South LA Thursday resulting in an officer-involved shooting.
Authorities said that just after 5:00 p.m., officers from Southeast Division were patrolling the area of 97th Street and San Pedro Avenue due to two earlier drive-by shootings, one of them resulting in a fatality.
The officers approached a 20-something male suspect who was armed with a weapon. An officer- involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was struck and transported to a local hospital where he was reported to be in surgery. No officers were injured.
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230.