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.
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.
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.
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.
The suspect was struck at least once in the upper body and died at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Departments' news release.
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."
There were two other people inside the vehicle who were not involved in the altercation; they were taken into custody for questioning.
According to reports, the injured officer is "doing well," and is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
"We're optimistic about his chances for a full recovery," McDonnell said.
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