BY LUCY GUANUNA
HIGHLAND PARK — A traffic stop led to an officer-involved shooting early this morning on the border of Highland Park and Eagle Rock.
LAPD Northeast Division officers conducted a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. near Nordyke Street and Avenue 55. The male driver in his 30s exited the vehicle at which time the officer-involved shooting occurred, said Officer Jane Kim with LAPD Media Relations.
The driver was transported to a hospital, where he is in stable condition. A female passenger was uninjured and is being interviewed by investigators, said Kim.
A handgun, believed to be the driver’s, was recovered at the scene. Kim was not able to say what prompted the shooting or where the handgun was found.
The investigation is ongoing.
Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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