VIDEO: LAPD Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Watts Gunfight
A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded during a gun battle in Watts that left one man dead Monday night.
The incident was reported about 11:10 p.m. Officers were conducting an extra patrol in the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project when they went to disperse a group of people who were described in initial reports as being disruptive, said Lt. Chris Ramirez with the Los Angeles Police Department.
While officers were dispersing the group, "a suspect fled on foot" and officers gave chase, Ramirez said.
At some point, the suspect took out a handgun and shots were exchanged between the suspect and at least one officer, Ramirez said.
An officer was shot during the incident and was hospitalized in stable condition and later released, KTLA5 reports.