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Two shoot at undercover LAPD officers in Westchester

June 13, 2011 |  3:06 pm

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Two reputed gang members were arrested Monday by Los Angeles police after firing on undercover officers and leading police on a brief chase in Westchester, LAPD officials said.

No officers were hurt in the 1:30 p.m. incident near the intersection of Ramsgate Avenue near Interceptor Street as plainclothes officers in an undercover car were stopped at a sign, said Cmdr. Andy Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department.

One of the men in a car pulled up next to them and asked the officers "Where you from?" Smith said.

The suspects then pulled their car in front of the officers' vehicle, and one of the suspects leaned out their front passenger window and opened fire with a pistol, police said.

The officers returned fire and the suspects got back in their car and drove off.

The officers called for backup, and the suspects were pursued to 84th Street and Alverstone Avenue, where they were taken into custody without incident.


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