(UPDATE Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:45 PM Pacific: The suspect was a wanted parolee who died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head after being barricaded for hours. The three LAPD officers were awake and alert and expected to pull through.)
Three Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers have been shot in a confrontation in the Lincoln Heights area of the city, just outside downtown. According to NBC News, the officers were attempting to apprehend a suspect who foot-bailed after a traffic stop when the suspect turned around and opened fire.
The suspect is barricaded, and the officers have surrounded the building as they are waiting for the SWAT team to arrive. The LAPD has declared a city-wide tactical alert.
The injured officers have been transported to County-USC Medical Center according to NBC-Los Angeles reporter Eliana Gonzalez. Their conditions are unknown.
MULTIPLE OFFICERS CRITICAL https://t.co/ivqAWEe6Pf
— Downtown LA Scanner (@DowntownLAScan) March 9, 2023
News helicopters are following the situation live; FOXLA’s video would not embed properly, but it can be found here.
#BREAKING: According to the department, they are on a city-wide tactical alert. https://t.co/F4IhCZr6JI
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) March 9, 2023
This is every Law Enforcement Officers nightmare. We ask for your thoughts and prayers for our injured Officers. Please follow @LAPDHQ for continuous updates on the incident occurring in @LAPDHollenbeck https://t.co/f3baIOPCrB
— LAPD Central Division (@LAPDCentral) March 9, 2023
Officials are planning a news conference in the next hour or so; we will update this story as more information becomes available.
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