LAPD officer shot near Newton station, rushed to hospital

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded near the LAPD’s Newton station in South L.A. early Thursday, officials said.

The circumstances that led to the shooting, which occurred shortly after 5 a.m. near South Central Avenue and 34th Street, were not immediately clear, LAPD Capt. Stacy Spell said. The officer was shot while driving to work, Spell said.

The male officer, who was not identified, was rushed to a nearby hospital and was initially described as being in stable condition, authorities said.

A suspect was detained a few blocks away at East 29th Street and Naomi Avenue, according to LAPD Officer Lizabeth Lomeli.

Images from near the police station showed a pickup truck with damage to its windows. Officers have flooded the area and set up a perimeter. Video from KTLA-TV showed authorities walking along the road outside the station, scanning the area with flashlights in the predawn darkness.

This report will be updated.






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