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Cop shoots, injures man who fired on officers in South L.A., LAPD says

December 20, 2011 |  3:31 pm

Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police said two patrol officers from the 77th Street Division were in the area of 84th Place and Towne Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. when the man fired shots at them, LAPD spokesman Gregory Baek said.

One of the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect, a man in his 20s, in the chest. His condition was not known.

No details were available about what prompted the man to fire at the officers. Police say another man is being sought.


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Photo: Gary Verge, a senior lead officer with the Los Angeles Police Deaprtment, right, speaks with a woman near the shooting scene at 84th Place and Towne Avenue in South Los Angeles. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times