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Suspect in parole agent's shooting has 'significant' criminal past

January 4, 2012 |  4:19 pm

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The suspect in the shooting of a parole agent Wednesday has a "significant criminal history," law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation told The Times.

The man has a record that includes weapons offenses, multiple parole violations and narcotics and burglary convictions, the sources said. They say the suspect is a 43-year-old man released from state prison on parole in January 2011. He has been classified as at large since July, sources said.

The suspect is believed to have shot and wounded a parole agent in Lake View Terrace. Law enforcement officials said the officer's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Law enforcement officers continue to enforce a perimeter as they search for the suspect. The 210 Freeway between the 118 Freeway and Sunland Boulevard remains closed in both directions.

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Photo: The scene near where a parole agent was shot in Lake View Terrace.

Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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