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Man shot in kneecaps during robbery

March 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A robbery escalated into an officer-involved shooting Sunday in South L.A.LAPD officials say, just after midnight, gang task force officers were only a block away when they heard gunfire near 42nd and Hoover Streets.

They say a man and a woman robbed a victim, then shot him in the kneecaps.

Police say when they arrived, the couple opened fire and officers returned fire. The woman was detained by police.

The male suspect escaped on foot and remains on the loose.


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