A police officer was shot in the head and seriously injured following a San Pedro shooting at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Station on Saturday night.
The LAPD announced in on Twitter the shot officer was taken to a local hospital to receive medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. He was expected to recover.
An LAPD officer at that scene of the San Pedro shooting the man involved in the confrontation escaped from the police station, entered a car, and was pursued by other officers to the area of 18th Street and Pacific Avenue where the man was arrested.
Chief Michel Moore stated in a tweet that the officer was stable. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sent his “best wishes for a quick and full recovery” for the injured officer in a tweet.
San Pedro shooting’s injuries condition
The LAPD added in the statement, “we can confirm that there has been an officer-involved shooting at LAPD’s Harbor Station.” Also, Chief Michel Moore stated on Twitter: “reports are Officer is in stable condition. Enroute now to hospital.”
There were multiple reports about the nature of the officer’s injury after the attack and shooting, with one LA City Councilman, himself a retired LAPD officer, explaining the injured officer as having been “shot.”
Based on reports of officials, the officer was shot in the head at the same time a second police officer was firing at the alleged suspect.
The San Pedro shooting occurred at about 10:00 p.m. in or near the lobby of the Harbor Station, placed at 2175 John S. Gibson Blvd. The lobbies of LAPD stations have often been shut down recently due to the US coronavirus outbreak.
City Councilman Joe Buscaino said that the officer has a graze wound and he is going to be fine and described the incident as another reminder of the danger of police work.
No more information has been reported as of this time.
Originally published at https://usdaynews.com on September 27, 2020.