Boyle Heights -- A suspect who exchanged gunfire with LAPD officers Tuesday night remained at large after a more than six-hour search.

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers with Hollenbeck Division attempted to stop a pedestrian in the area of First and Gless streets and there was an exchange of gunfire, police said.

The suspect ran off and a perimeter was set up from First to Fourth streets and Pecan and Utah streets. SWAT and K-9 officers conducted a search for the suspect, which ended around 5 a.m., the LAPD said. However, Gless between 1st and 3rd remained  closed as of about 7:30 am as investigators continued to collect evidence.

It was unclear if the suspect was struck by gunfire, police said.

Broadcast reports said the search began shortly after a radio call of an officer needing help.

One officer suffered a minor injury not related to gunfire. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and released, police said.

A description of the suspect was not disclosed.

This story was updated on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:48 am

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