Gunman who opened fire on LAPD car, killed in shootout
A man opened fire on two Los Angeles Police Department officers stopped in their patrol car at an intersection overnight, leading to a shootout in El Sereno, according to officials. The gunman was struck by return fire and later died at a hospital.
No officers were injured in the shootout.
The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Lombardy Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The officers had pulled up to the intersection when the gunfire erupted.
According to Madison, a man with a handgun opened fired and then ran westbound through an alley, exiting at Belleglade Avenue where there was an exchange of gunfire and more shots were fired as he continued eastbound on Alhambra Avenue.
Paramedics took the wounded suspect to a hospital where he died, Madison said. A handgun was recovered at the scene, he said.
A bullet hole was found in a police car, Madison said.