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

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

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Cowards! Thats all, cowards!!! They will be caught no question

Why are you (LA TIMES) posting the address were he was shot????? thanks for letting all other gang members know the adress!!!!!

Shootings in Los Angeles are sadly not uncommon. I wonder why every shooting doesn't get the same massive response as did this one. Is not every life valuable or only when you work in a certain field???

Theirs Aways A Reason Why A Cop Gets Shot.. Not All Cops Are Innocent..


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