A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot and wounded Thursday in the south Los Angeles area, and a possible suspect was taken into custody by police, authorities said.
The shooting was reported about 5 a.m. near Central Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, near the LAPD’s Newton Station, according to the LAPD.
The officer was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, the LAPD reported.
“Grateful our officer will survive this unprovoked attack,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a statement. “Just spoke with him by phone. Our Robbery Homicide detectives have (investigated) and I’m confident they will identify the individual(s) responsible. Too many guns in too many hands.”
Officers quickly established a perimeter in the area and took a possible suspect into custody, police said. Other details were not released by police.
According to Fox11, the officer was driving to work at the Newton Station in a pickup when he suffered a graze wound to his head, and police took a 14-year-old boy into custody who was in possession of a gun.
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