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LAPD officer exchanges gunfire with man in Boyle Heights

September 27, 2011 |  9:35 pm

Boyle Heights crimes

Los Angeles police exchanged gunfire with a suspect Tuesday night in Boyle Heights, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. near East 1st and North State streets when a Los Angeles Police Department undercover officer reported seeing a man with a gun, authorities said.

The man allegedly shot at police, prompting at least one officer to fire back, according to authorities.

Two males were taken into custody and are being questioned. Police were searching for a third person.

No other details were immediately available.


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