L.A. Cop Shot 7 Times In Stationhouse

Source: AP / CBS News

LOS ANGELES – A man walked into a Los Angeles police station Monday night, spoke briefly to officers, then opened fire on them, hitting one officer seven times before the officer and a colleague were able to return fire and wound the man.

Chief Charlie Beck told reporters late Monday night the officer was in good spirits. Authorities said his bulletproof vest took most of the gunfire, but one round struck him in the shoulder. He was hospitalized in good condition.

Authorities said the shootout began about 8 p.m. after the gunman entered the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division station and approached two officers who were working at the front desk. CBS Los Angeles reports the man said he had a complaint.

“He engaged in a conversation and then drew a semi-automatic pistol and began shooting,” Beck said, adding that the officer still managed to draw his weapon and hit the gunman several times.

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