Arrest Made After Police Find Officer's Missing Shotgun

The shotgun went missing Thursday after it fell from the motorbike on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, prompting a more than 12-hour search for the weapon.

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    Several South Los Angeles streets were shut down Thursday, July 31, 2014, as police searched for an officer's gun, police said.

    Los Angeles police made an arrest Friday after finding an officer's shotgun that fell off the back of a police motorcycle in South LA one day earlier, officials said.

    The shotgun went missing Thursday after it fell from the motorbike on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, prompting a more than 12-hour search for the weapon.

    The gun was found Friday a few miles from where it was taken, and police arrested Takee Williams, 43, of Los Angeles, in connection with the theft, officials said.

    During the search, an officer was bitten by a police K-9 and had to undergo surgery, Los Angeles police said. The officer was recovering Friday, police said.