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LAPD changes details of South Los Angeles officer shooting

September 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police are changing their version of events of a shooting that left an officer wounded in the hand a week ago Thursday.

The LAPD initially said the officer and his partner were getting out of their patrol car to question two men last week when someone opened fire.

They said an officer was struck multiple times in the chest, wrist and hand, and that his protective vest likely saved his life.

The LAPD revised their report to say the officers were not wearing vests. They were in an unmarked car. And it was the officer who was driving that was struck.

A suspect identified as 25-year-old Darvin Cook was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and other counts.