3 LAPD officers shot during felony investigation

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An all-out police response was deployed in east Los Angeles after three officers were shot Wednesday. 

The shooting occurred around 6 p.m., near Mission Road in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. 

According to police, officers were in the area for a felony investigation. They saw the suspect walking down the alley, and enter a residence. 

Police then set up a perimeter and a K-9 unit was called to the scene. 

The suspect was found in a small room at the bottom of the main house. Officers attempt to call out to the suspect, but he refuses to surrender. 

Eventually, tear gas was used and gunshots were fired. Three officers were wounded. 

The suspect went back to the home as additional police and SWAT teams surround the place. Police have been unable to get him to surrender. 

Around 8:10 p.m., SWAT officers approached the home. An elderly man and a child were escorted out of the home. 

An LAPD robot enters an alleyway behind the house and eventually made entry. Around 8:45 p.m., another round of tear gas was deployed. 

SWAT officers made entry shortly after, and it did not appear that the suspect was an active threat.

Details are limited at this time, but Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore confirmed that all officers are currently in stable condition.

The officers suffered various injuries, including one officer who was shot in the abdomen, another who was shot in the arm, and the third who was hit in the leg and midsection.

Police did confirm that all three officers were K-9 unit officers. None of the officers’ dog partners were hurt.

Officials are expected to address the media shortly.


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