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Police capture armed man who fled from them

By City News Service,


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An armed suspect who led police on a foot pursuit in South Los Angeles where a Los Angeles Police officer fired their weapon is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

Officers from LAPD's 77th Area Gang Enforcement Detail were in the area of 76th Place and Wadsworth Avenue at 10:10 p.m. Friday when they saw a man in his 30s armed with a handgun and attempted to stop him, the LAPD said.

The suspect ran away and led officers on a pursuit east on 76th Place. During the pursuit, an officer fired shots but did not strike the suspect, police said.

The man was taken into custody near Central Avenue and 76th Place and no officers were injured. Police also found the suspect's gun at the scene.

Several streets, including Central from Florence Avenue to 79th Street were closed while police conducted [their] investigation of the arrest and the shooting.

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