A Los Angeles police officer suffered a graze wound throughout a capturing with an armed suspect within the Fairfax space Thursday night time, authorities mentioned.
The incident occurred round 6:49 p.m. close to Fairfax and Melrose avenues, mentioned Officer Matthew Cruz, a Los Angeles Police Division spokesperson.
Officers got here throughout two suspects trying to rob an individual of a designer watch and interceded, a supply with data of the incident instructed The Instances.
One of many suspects shot at officers, hitting one among them, and an officer shot again, Officer Annie Hernandez instructed The Instances.
It was not clear whether or not the officer who was injured or one other officer returned fireplace.
Investigators imagine one of many suspects was shot, Hernandez mentioned. Each suspects fled in a automobile and stay at massive.
The officer who was injured was taken to a hospital and is in secure situation, she mentioned.
A supply with data of the incident instructed The Instances the officer suffered a graze wound and was not critically injured.
Firefighters had been dispatched at 7:03 p.m. to the 7800 block of Melrose and transported one affected person, mentioned Nicholas Prange, a Los Angeles Fireplace Division spokesperson.
Additional details about the capturing was not accessible Thursday night time.