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Search on for carjacking suspect who shot Inglewood policeman

October 1, 2012 |  9:23 am

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

A manhunt was underway Monday for a Long Beach carjacking suspect who allegedly shot an Inglewood police officer in the leg late Sunday when police tried to stop him.

The officer was shot after the Chevy Impala was stopped at Crenshaw Boulevard and 113th Street, said Inglewood police Lt. James Madea.

"The officer was treated for a through-and-through gunshot wound to the left leg and released from the hospital," he said, adding that the officer's name would not be released.

Madea said the shooting unfolded about 10:25 p.m. Sunday when police officers pulled over the 2008 Chevrolet Impala after they determined that it had been stolen in a carjacking Saturday night in Long Beach.

"As soon as they stopped, one of the car's occupants shot and wounded the officer," Madea said.

Officers took cover as the stolen car sped away south on Crenshaw. A second officer was not hurt. The Impala was found near the 105 Freeway around midnight following an extensive search.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Inglewood homicide detecives at (310) 412-5246, or the 24-hour anonymous hotline number (888) 41-CRIME.

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-- Richard Winton

Image: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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