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West Covina (CA) Officer Shot During Gun Fight

West Covina (CA) Officer Shot During Gun Fight

A West Covina (CA) police officer has been hospitalized after being shot during a gun fight with an armed man on a bicycle.

KTLA reports that the incident began when the officer contacted a man riding a bike shortly before 11:20 p.m. Friday on North Yaleton Avenue near Badillo Street in West Covina.

The initial contact led to a gun fight between the bicyclist and the officer, who was shot in the upper torso, the release stated.

The wounded policeman was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery, West Covina Police Department Chief Dave Faulkner tweeted.

By 4 a.m., his condition had “improved considerably,” Faulkner tweeted.

The officer is expected to survive.

Authorities have set up a perimeter as they continue to look for for the gunman, who remained at-large Saturday morning,

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