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Off-duty LAPD officer shot, in stable condition [UPDATED]

January 31, 2009 |  8:05 am

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was shot in the chest this morning as he was leaving a house in unincorporated City Terrace, Los Angeles police said.

Updated at 9:14 a.m.: The 14-year veteran, whose name has not yet been released, was in stable condition at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, said police Sgt. Ronnie Crump.  No arrests have been made. Police don't know the motive yet, Crump said.

The officer was leaving a house about 5 a.m. in the 800 block of North Gage Avenue when he came under fire. The officer was not in uniform at the time and was not leaving for work, Crump said.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting and have set up a perimeter in the neighborhood with a large police presence, including LAPD officers, canine units and a SWAT unit.

-- Stephanie Chavez