BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A perimeter was set up Tuesday night as police responded to an officer needs help call in downtown Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting took place in the area of 1st and Gless streets.
Around 10 p.m., officers with the Hollenbeck Division attempted to stop a pedestrian when there was an exchange of gunfire. It was not immediately disclosed why the officers attempted to stop the pedestrian, described as a Hispanic man.READ MORE: Jacqueline Avant, Wife Of Music Executive Clarence Avant, Found Shot To Death In Beverly Hills Home Invasion
One officer sustained minor injuries, not from gunfire, and SWAT and K-9 officers continued searching for the suspect early Wednesday morning.
It was not immediately clear if the suspect was struck by gunfire.
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SWAT and K9 is at the scene and are conducting a search. At this time, it is unknown if the suspect was struck by gunfire. As mentioned earlier, an officer sustained a minor injury during the incident, but not from gunfire.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 23, 2019
Drivers and residents were told to avoid the area and to expect a large police presence.
Metro Gold Line service in the area was affected by the search. Trains skipped the Pico/Aliso Station and no trains were operating between the Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo/Arts District stations.
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GOLD LINE UPDATE: no trains between Mariachi Plaza and Little Tokyo/Arts District due to ongoing police activity. pic.twitter.com/vc0Froxe4N
— LA Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) October 23, 2019
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