• Matt Esnayra

LBPD says cops exchanged gunfire with suspect ending in an officer-involved shooting

What we know so far:

At roughly 2:00p.m, LBPD officers responded to reports of gunfire at MLK park. When the officers arrived, they engaged a man on a bicycle, who they suspected was involved with the reported shooting.

  • LBPD spokesperson said the suspect ran away from the officers and a foot chase transpired. During the foot pursuit the suspect, allegedly, fired a gun at the officers and the officer(s) fired back, ending in an officer-involved shooting.

  • The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso; his medical condition is unknown at this hour.

  • During the investigation, a firearm was discovered in the area of the shooting.

  • No victims from the initial shooting incident have been located at this time

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