Suspect killed, officer wounded during Boyle Heights shoot out

BOYLE HEIGHTS — One man was killed and an LAPD officer sustained a bullet wound during a shoot out Friday night near East 7th and Lorena streets, police said.

The shooting took place after two gang officers were chasing the man on foot, according to L.A. Now. The suspect opened fire, striking one officer in the shoulder during the exchange of gunfire at about 8:30 p.m.. The officer was reported to be in stable condition. The other officer sustained a back injury but was not hit.

It’s not clear why the officers had tried to stop the suspect. No information was available on the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

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One comment

  1. This is so horrible! I hope Boyle Heights gentrification starts to pick up. I would much rather see ironic mustaches and fixies than bullets flying in the street any day! It’s just not right that this type of violence has to persist in such a large, developed country. And it’s even worse that a few fools are turning to intimidation to prevent gentrification. Here is an interesting article on anti-gentrification in Boyle Heights (it kinda reminds me of what the KKK used to do):

    Article from The Guardian

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