A Los Angeles Police officer was shot and wounded near the Newton station early Thursday, officials said.
The circumstances that led to the shooting, which occurred shortly after 5 a.m. near South Central Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, were not immediately clear, LAPD Capt. Stacy Spell said.
The officer, who was described only as a man, was rushed to a nearby hospital with a wound, Spell said. Information is very preliminary, but the officer was described initially as being in stable condition, authorities said.
The shooting suspect left the scene but was detained a few blocks away at East 29th Street and Naomi Avenue, according to LAPD Officer Lizabeth Lomeli.
Images near the police station show a pickup truck with visible damage to its windows. Officers have flooded the area and set up a perimeter.
This report will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
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