A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

An officer-involved shooting in the southwest Los Angeles area Thursday left a suspect wounded, police said.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Division received a radio call about 11:30 a.m. regarding a disturbance involving a man with a knife, and upon arriving in the area of Walton Avenue and 40th Place, encountered an individual fitting the suspect’s description, LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado told reporters at the scene.

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Details on what prompted the shooting of the unidentified suspect were not immediately released.

The man was hospitalized in stable condition, and no officers were injured, Preciado said.

A resident of the area reported hearing about a dozen shots.

Police said they initially received a report from a from a juvenile that his mother had been stabbed, but Preciado said investigators have not been able to confirm that a stabbing occurred prior to the officer-involved shooting that occurred near Manual Arts High School.

The campus was placed on lockdown until about 12:45 p.m. as a precaution while the investigation was conducted in the neighborhood, the Los Angeles Unified School District reported.

–City News Service

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