3 LAPD officers shot by parolee at large in Los Angeles; suspect dies at scene

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
3 LAPD officers shot in Lincoln Heights; suspect dead
Three LAPD officers were hospitalized Wednesday night in stable condition after being shot by a suspect in Lincoln Heights.

LOS ANGELES -- Three LAPD officers were hospitalized Wednesday night in stable condition after being shot by a suspect in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

According to police, officers from LAPD's Hollenbeck division responded to the 3800 block of Broadway earlier in the afternoon for a parolee at large investigation.

"During the subsequent investigation, officers came across the individual who refused to comply to the commands and a request for K-9 officers was requested from the Metropolitan division," said LAPD Asst. Chief Al Labrada during a press conference on Wednesday.

Moments later, the suspect shot at officers, who then fired back.

The officers, who were described as senior officers in the Metropolitan division, were rushed to LAC+USC Medical Center where LAPD Chief Michel Moore said they are all in stable condition.

Two law enforcement sources told Eyewitness News one officer was struck at least four times, including once on his left elbow and once on his right knee.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead during the search.

All officers are recovering in the hospital alongside their families.

"We're grateful by the continued calls by the community and those supporting our community," said Labrada. "The tragedy of the dangers some of these officers face is what we face today and we're hopeful this tragedy will not continue to repeat itself."

L.A. Mayor Karen Bass also delivered remarks during Wednesday's press conference, who said the city's crisis response team was at the hospital, helping the officers' families.

"I'm relieved and grateful that these three brave officers are in stable condition and [I was able] to have a conversation with two of them when I checked in on them," she said. "I deeply appreciate their service and let them know that their city stands with them and I very much look forward to their recovery."

"My heart goes out to the officers' families, who tonight, got the phone call or the knock on the door that they dread every day," she said.

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.