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California Highway Patrol officer shot during traffic stop

Posted at 8:27 AM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 14:37:05-04

LOS ANGELES (AP)  — UPDATE: A suspect is in custody in the wounding of a California Highway Patrol officer who was shot during a traffic stop in Los Angeles. A CHP Southern Division spokesperson confirms the arrest was made Tuesday.

News media showed police activity in the Van Nuys area of LA. The shooting occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Monday area after the officer stopped a car in the Studio City area. The officer, whose name was not released, was hospitalized. A car matching the description of the one involved in the incident was located at a Van Nuys apartment building.

A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and critically wounded Monday night and the attacker was being sought, authorities said.

The officer was shot shortly before 8 p.m. in the Studio City area after stopping a car and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The suspect drove off but at a Van Nuys apartment complex, CHP and Los Angeles police officers found a car matching the description of the one seen before the shooting, authorities said.

Other details weren't immediately released.