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California Highway Patrol Officer Shot, Manhunt Underway For Gunman

Los Angeles, CA – A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition on Monday night after being shot during a traffic stop in Studio City, according to police.

A manhunt for the gunman continued on Tuesday morning.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Luis Garcia said the attack occurred in the 4500-block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at approximately 7:55 p.m. on June 13, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The unidentified CHP officer was conducting a traffic stop on a white Ford Fusion when the occupant opened fire, according to police.

The suspect vehicle then fled the scene.

Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Spokesperson Nicholas Prange said the wounded officer was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Officers used the license plate from the suspect vehicle to pin down a possible residence for the driver, according to CBS News.

They responded to an apartment complex in Van Nuys off of Haskell Avenue and located a white Ford Fusion outside the building, police said.

The officers believed the suspect was possibly barricaded inside the apartment building and devised a plan to apprehend him, CBS News reported.

But when they entered the apartment, they only located the suspect’s roommate, police said.

The roommate was detained for questioning and the rest of the complex was evacuated, but investigators said they did not locate the suspect, CBS News reported.

Police held a perimeter and continued to search the large area with K9s and additional law enforcement officers overnight.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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