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Off-duty Los Angeles police officer slain in attack

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Posted at 7:17 AM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 10:17:26-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a shootout with several assailants who approached him in a neighborhood. The shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area of south Los Angeles County.

The Sheriff's Department says a pickup truck approached the off-duty officer, and several suspects got out. An argument ensued and the shooting occurred. The pickup then drove off. Deputies responded to scene and rushed the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Michel Moore is urging the community to come forward with information.