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Man tries to run cop over in Sherman Oaks; shots fired

Authorities are searching for a suspect who tried to run down a Los Angeles police officer in a Trader Joe' parking lot located at 14119 Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks on Oct. 30, 2012.

October 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into an officer-involved shooting in Sherman Oaks, where a man tried to run over police with a car in the parking lot of a Trader Joe's.

The incident happened at Hazeltine Avenue and Riverside Drive around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when patrolling officers tried to intervene in a chase between two Trader Joe's employees and an alleged robber.

When confronted by police, the suspect tried to flee the scene and nearly hit an officer. Police opened fire. It is unknown if the suspect was hit.

Authorities said he sped off in a white van.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (818) 374-9500.