A Los Angeles police officer was shot and injured near the LAPD’s Newton station in South LA on Thursday, officials said.
The events leading up to the shooting, which occurred shortly after 5 a.m. near South Central Avenue and 34th Street, were not immediately clear, LAPD Capt. Stacy Spell. The officer was shot while driving to work, Spell said.
The male officer, who was not identified, arrived at the nearby fire station for treatment and was then rushed to a hospital. He was first described as in stable condition, authorities said.
A 14 -year -old was detained in connection with the shooting a few blocks away, on East 29th Street and Naomi Avenue, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told The Times. The source speaks on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to speak in public.
Images from near the police station showed a pickup truck with damage to its windows. Officers flooded the area and set up a perimeter. Video from KTLA-TV showed authorities walking on the road outside the station, scanning the area with flashlights in the dawn darkness.
Police found a gun at the scene that authorities suspect used the shooter.
This report will be updated.