LAPD shoots, injures suspect who allegedly pointed gun at construction workers

BySid Garcia and staff via KABC logo
Saturday, June 18, 2022
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Los Angeles police officers shot and injured a man who they say was pointing a gun at construction workers Friday morning.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police officers shot and injured a man who they say fired at them on Friday morning.

Sometime around 9:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard after receiving a call of a man pointing a gun at construction workers. It's right on the border of Hancock Park and the Fairfax District.

When they arrived, the allegedly armed suspect fired at officers, prompting them to return fire, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

That's when police said the suspect ran away, but the man was found and taken into custody near Beverly Boulevard and Detroit Street a short while later.

Police said the suspect was struck by gunfire and was taken to the hospital with a non life-threatening injury. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

No officers appeared to be injured in the shooting.

This event has residents in this neighborhood shaken up.

Tyra Spencer tells Eyewitness News the shooting punctuates her concerns about her safety living in Hancock Park, regarded as one of the nicest neighborhoods in L.A..

"I make sure I'm in the house before dark. I stay on my neighborhood blocks. I don't even walk on La Brea that much because I don't feel safe anymore," Spencer said.

Traffic in the area of La Brea Ave between Beverly Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue was expected to be impacted for several hours due to investigation.

DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.