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Man opens fire on LAPD officers in South L.A.

December 30, 2011 |  1:14 pm

Los Angeles police officers shot at a man in South Los Angeles on Friday morning after he opened fire on the officers, department officials said.

Neither of the two officers, who are assigned to the 77th Street station, nor the suspect washit by gun fire, said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.

The officers had just finished fueling their car at the Southeast Area Police Station when they spotted the man pointing an object at them about 9 a.m. at 107th and Figueroa streets, Eisenman said.

 Moments later, the man fired an unknown number of rounds at the officers, she said. The officers returned fire and chased the suspect on foot.

Police said they had detained someone in connection with the incident but it was not immediately clear if it was the alleged shooter. They were also combing the area looking for a possible second suspect.


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