LAPD officer recovering after deadly shootout in South L.A.
An Los Angeles police officer is recovering Thursday after he was injured during a deadly shootout with a suspect in South L.A.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck sent out a Twitter message Thursday morning saying his prayers are with the officer and his family. The unidentified officer was shot in the foot about 4 p.m. Wednesday and was expected to recover from his wound, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect, who was armed and wanted in connection with a homicide in the LAPD's Olympic Division, was hit in the shootout and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The incident began about 9:40 a.m. when LAPD officers went to serve an arrest warrant, Rayner said. The suspect allegedly ran from the location at 104th Street and Avalon Boulevard.
"During the search, Metro officers encountered him and were preparing to take him into custody when the officer-involved shooting occurred," Rayner said.
-- Andrew Blankstein
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