Monterey Park

Officers Serving Arrest Warrant Shoot Attempted Murder Suspect in East LA

An attempted murder suspect was shot during a gun battle with police who were serving a warrant for his arrest near an East Los Angeles high school Wednesday morning, police said.

Monterey Park police were serving the warrant about 9:25 a.m. when they said the man, who was fleeing on a bicycle, opened fire on an officer's patrol car.

Police said the officer did not fire back, but continued to follow the gunman near Woods Avenue and Escuela Street, down the street from Garfield Senior High School, where a second shooting resulted with the suspect being hit, according to the Monterey Park Police Department.

The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. Police said he is a known gang member.

No officers were injured.

Police say a gun was recovered at the scene.

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