LAPD Officer And K-9 Wounded In Gun Battle

Photo Courtesy:  @LAPDHQ/Twitter, One bullet struck an officer’s tactical helmet. 

A gunman who wounded a Los Angeles police officer and K-9 during an exchange of gunfire Thursday night has been captured, authorities said.

The suspected shooter, whom officials did not immediately identify, was arrested about midnight.

The LA Times reports that one officer was shot in the elbow and the K-9 was wounded during the exchange of gunfire. One bullet struck another officer’s tactical helmet but did not injure the officer.

The suspect was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, among other charges.

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  1. Samuel Fivey

    Thankfully this officer had appropriate protective equipment. Ballistic helmets should be part of every officers’ PPE … never mind the alleged ‘militarization’ … and there should be wear policies for high risk events.

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