LAPD searches for shooter who exchanged gunfire with officers in Boyle Heights

October 24, 2019 0 By JohnValbyNation

Los Angeles police are searching for a gunman in an officer-involved shooting that occurred late Tuesday night in Boyle Heights.

The area where the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. was closed by police and remained off-limits to the public as investigators continued to search for evidence.

One officer sustained a minor injury, but it was not the result of gunfire, the department said. It was unclear whether the gunman was injured.

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According to the LAPD, the incident began when police officers attempted to stop a pedestrian. That individual ran from police after an exchange of gunfire. It was unclear why officers wanted to stop the person.

A search for the gunman concluded about 3:30 a.m. before resuming later Wednesday morning.

Times staff writers Jaclyn Cosgrove and James Queally contributed to this report.