LAPD, officer, ambush, shooting Man Taken Into Custody In LAPD Officer Ambush – CBS Los Angeles

WESTLAKE DISTRICT (CBSLA) — A police officer remained in the hospital Saturday morning after being shot in an ambush-style attack in downtown Los Angeles.

This officer was shot in the leg on Whittmer between 7th and 8th streets Friday night.

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Investigators tell CBS2/KCAL9 the officer and her partner, a veteran of the force, stopped a pedestrian for a minor infraction when someone opened fire.

The wounded officer underwent surgery but is expected to recover. No one else was injured.

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Lt. McNeill Gardner said the officers involved did an “outstanding job.”

Investigators took several people into custody. All were released except for one. Police believe there was only one shooter.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear.

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