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Suspect shot by LAPD officer in Mar Vista

A Los Angeles police officer shot a man outside a fast-food restaurant in Mar Vista on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.

October 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Los Angeles police officer shot a man outside a fast-food restaurant in Mar Vista early Tuesday morning.

Police said two people were in a vehicle near Centinela Avenue and Washington Place around 2:30 a.m. when the officer pulled them over outside the restaurant for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Authorities said one person threatened the officer with a knife.

The officer shot that man in the stomach. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

The other person in the car was taken into custody.