BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles police officer was injured in a shooting Friday night in Boyle Heights, according to the LAPD.
Police say officers were doing anti-gang enforcement near the intersection of Malabar and Fickett Street when they stopped to talk with a pedestrian around 7:10 p.m. Detectives say that’s when the man took out a gun and exchanged fire with police.READ MORE: LA City Vaccine Sites Set To Reopen Tuesday, With Mostly Second-Dose Appointments
A 27-year-old LAPD officer suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was later transported to the hospital. He is expected to recover.
Police say the suspect is 21 years old and is believed to be a known gang member in the area. He was placed in custody after the shooting.
An investigation is ongoing.
While our @LAPDHQ Officer’s injuries have been assessed to be non-life threatening, the shooting last night is a reminder of the bravery of officers who put themselves in harm's way to keep our city safe. We are hopeful for a swift and full recovery. https://t.co/qUt0nuoikGREAD MORE: 'Magic School Buses': LAUSD Purchases 10 More All-Electric Buses To Bring Students Back When Campuses Reopen
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) November 30, 2019
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