Officers injured in Boyle Heights shooting released from hospital; suspect ID'd

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Sunday, May 15, 2016
LAPD officers respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights on Friday, May 13, 2016.
LAPD officers respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights on Friday, May 13, 2016.
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BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two Los Angeles police officers injured in a gun battle in Boyle Heights were released from the hospital, according to authorities Sunday.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. Friday near 7th and Lorena streets.

Authorities said when officers arrived, the suspect got violent. Officers then exchanged gunfire with the suspect, later identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner as 28-year-old Robert Mark Diaz. Diaz was then shot and killed by police.

Authorities said Diaz was a known gang member, and the coroner listed him as homeless.

No further information was avaiable.