Man struck by gunfire in Boyle Heights officer-involved shooting

BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man is injured and a woman is in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Boyle Heights on Wednesday, according to Los Angeles police.

The shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the area of Myers and Kearny streets.

The LAPD Hollenbeck Gang Enforcement detail attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 150 block of N. Myer Street. It was then that a male passenger ran from the vehicle, and officers ran after him.

During the foot pursuit, an officer-involved shooting occurred, police said. The man was struck by gunfire and was taken to nearby hospital in stable condition.

Los Angeles police originally stated the officer-involved shooting was fatal but later confirmed the wounded man is alive at the hospital.

No officers were injured in the incident, and a handgun was recovered at the scene.

The female driver of the vehicle was found near the 101 Freeway and Mission Street. She was taken into custody by police.
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