LAPD patch and badge Photo

A suspect who exchanged gunfire with Los Angeles Police Department officers in Boyle Heights was at large Wednesday morning following a more than six-hour search.

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers with Hollenbeck Division attempted to stop a pedestrian in the area of First and Gless streets and there was an exchange of gunfire, police said.

The suspect ran off and a perimeter was set up from First to Fourth streets and Pecan and Utah streets. SWAT and K-9 officers conducted a search for the suspect, which ended around 5 a.m., the LAPD said.

It was unclear if the suspect was struck by gunfire, police said.

Broadcast reports said the search began shortly after a radio call of an officer needing help.

One officer suffered a minor injury not related to gunfire. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and released, police said.

A description of the suspect was not disclosed.

Metro Gold Line service in the area was temporarily affected by the search, with trains skipping the Pico/Aliso Station and no trains operating between the Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights and Little Tokyo/Arts District stations, the agency said.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *