Shots Fired: 1 Dead, 1 Officer Shot In Shooting; Requesting Prayers

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September 25, 2018

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There comes some tragic news coming in this morning after a police officer was shot. At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the officer in their thoughts and prayers.

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At around 11:30 p.m. Monday night in East Los Angeles, police responded to a call near Meisner Street and De Garmo Drive. Two officers were in the 3600 block of Meisner Street when they discovered a suspicious vehicle. They stopped to investigate, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

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An armed man exited from the back of the vehicle when the officer approached the car. This sparked a violent, bloody altercation, McDonnell said during a Tuesday morning news conference.

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The gunman shot at one of the officers, which prompted the other officer to assist. "At that time a deputy involved-shooting occurred," McDonnell said.

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The suspect was struck at least once in the upper body and died at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Departments' news release.

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The deputy, a 10-year veteran and training officer, was struck in the right forearm and was rushed to a nearby hospital, according to "KTLA5."

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There were two other people inside the vehicle who were not involved in the altercation; they were taken into custody for questioning.

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According to reports, the injured officer is "doing well," and is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

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"We're optimistic about his chances for a full recovery," McDonnell said.

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