A Los Angeles Police Department officer was struck in the neck by what authorities believe was a pellet from a pellet gun in South Los Angeles and hospitalized Thursday with stable vital signs.
Officers with South Traffic Division were patrolling the area of 69th Street and Denker Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday when one officer was hit, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the area was locked down and a SWAT team arrested one person and recovered a weapon. No details were released about the suspect.
Moore said he visited the injured officer in the hospital and was “grateful” that he is doing well.
“His vitals are stable & he is alert,” Moore wrote on his Twitter page. “… Please keep him & family in prayers. No more details as family members being notified.”
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