Three Los Angeles Police Department officers were hospitalized in unknown condition Wednesday evening after being shot and wounded in Lincoln Heights, and a suspect was barricaded in a residential garage, according to multiple reports.
According to reports from the scene near Mission Avenue and North Broadway, police arrived around 4:30 p.m. regarding a suspect wanted for an unknown felony, and shots were fired some two hours later.
The officers have been taken to County-USC Medical Center, are in stable condition and expected to survive, KCAL reported.
A narcotics unit was conducting surveillance on an extortion suspect when the shooting occurred, according to KCAL. One officer was shot in an arm, one in leg and one in the stomach, KCAL reported.
Two of the wounded officers are K-9 officers with the LAPD’s elite Metropolitan Division, according to KCAL.
There is a massive police presence at the scene, and the LAPD reports that officers have established a perimeter.
At least three SWAT Bearcat vehicles are on the scene along with K-9 officers, KCAL9 reported.
A warning to residents near the scene of the shooting to stay inside and lock their doors as a safety precaution because the suspect is armed has been broadcast from an LAPD helicopter hovering over the area, according to KCAL.
A citywide tactical alert extending officers’ shifts is in effect.