The incident began at about 6:45 p.m. after officers called for back up as they chased two armed men on foot, said Officer Mike Lopez. One of the suspects was apprehended but the other remains at large. No one has been shot or injured, Lopez said.
A police helicopter has been hovering overhead as the search on the ground is focused near Drew Street and Estara Avenue, about two blocks away from the LAPD’s Northeast Division station. It’s an area that had been a gang stronghold and the subject of numerous police raids over the years.
The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land in your in email in box around 7 p.m. It’s free to sign up!
Once you submit your information, please check your email box to confirm your subscription.