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LAPD officer fatally shoots alleged prowler

July 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect was killed and an officer was hospitalized in an officer-involved shooting in Wilmington early Wednesday morning.Los Angeles Police officers responded to a call of a prowler in the area of McDonald Avenue and West D Street just after midnight.

When officers arrived, they confronted a suspect in an alleyway.

There was a physical confrontation between one officer and the suspect. A second officer shot the suspect.

The first officer involved in the confrontation was taken to a local hospital for injuries to his head and wrist. He has since been treated and released.

The suspect was declared dead at the scene.


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