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Gunman opens fire on off-duty officer in South L.A.

A gunman opened fire today on an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

The undercover Newton Division vice officer was not hurt even thought the assailant fired several shots before fleeing in a green Chevrolet Tahoe with chrome rims, investigators said.

The shooting occurred at 4:12 p.m. near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Avalon boulevards. Police said the assailant pulled up next to the officer's car and opened fire.

—Andrew Blankstein

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yeap that la culture. if anyone had to get shot it needs to be a police teach them how getting shot feels like. police like to use guns like toys and have kill over 40 innocent people these year..

ahhh too bad....

Another looser in LA.

I'm sure the dirt ball has a rap sheet a mile long, never paid any child support for his kids, has no job, but he got the chrome wheels-WOW what a man!!!!!!

What took the cop haters so long to comment on this one?


Just so you know, LAPD officers are assaulted almost on a daily basis. That includes people shooting at officers (please refer to the LA Times issue on Nov. 3). Over 200 officers have given their lives protecting their communities, including you. Officers have plenty of experience in being shot at as you mention.

Why didn't the officer return fire and kill the criminal...we'll I guess they'll just use the SWAT Team for that...There's a high price for attempting to kill people...


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