LAPD officer injured after shooting inside station, authorities say

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LOS ANGELES — An officer was injured following a shooting inside a Los Angeles Police Department station late Saturday, authorities said.

The LAPD announced that a “significant police incident” took place at its Harbor Station in San Pedro, California. The police officer was taken to a hospital with an injury that’s not considered to be life-threatening, the department said. A suspect was in custody.

“Some individual came into the Harbor station, and when an officer went to speak with him, some type of confrontation occurred where we believe an officer was disarmed,” said Chief Michel Moore, the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to the Times, Moore said other officers reacted and pursued the individual, who fled the station but was apprehended by police soon after. Moore added that at least one officer opened fire, the Times reported.

Moore said on Twitter that the injured officer was not shot, adding: “He is resting and will be ok. Bumps and bruises.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed his concern on Twitter and sent his “best wishes for a quick and full recovery.”

The shooting comes after two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot in an apparent ambush earlier this month while sitting in a patrol car parked near a metro stop in Compton, California.

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The nation’s second-largest city, already on edge after the death of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake prompted protests and unrest in the streets, is also dealing with its own racially divisive shooting by law enforcement.

Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a Black man, Dijon Kizzee, after they attempted to stop him over an unspecified “code violation” as he rode his bicycle through an unincorporated section of south Los Angeles in August.

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Contributing: N’dea Yancey-Bragg and Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

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