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El Monte officer accidentally shoots himself

Police respond to a fight call near the intersection of Brockway Street and Utah Avenue in El Monte on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
November 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A police officer in El Monte is recovering after shooting himself in the leg Thursday, officials said.

The officer responded to a fight near the intersection of Brockway Street and Utah Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

When he arrived, the two men who were fighting took off in separate vehicles and led police on a short pursuit.

While one of the alleged suspects was being arrested, the officer accidentally shot himself in the leg.

He was transported to Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery.

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