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Police officer shot, 2 others injured in barricade shooting

Shooting Investigation (AP FILE)
Posted at 10:06 AM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 13:06:34-04

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded a police officer and two other people Wednesday at a suburban Los Angeles home and then remained inside for hours before police took him into custody, authorities said.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the unidentified man, who is in his 40s, was arrested around 10:40 p.m., said Deputy Miguel Meza, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

The shootings occurred at about 6 p.m. in Arcadia, a foothill community northeast of Los Angeles.

A man got into fight with his brother at a home and opened fire when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, Arcadia police Lt. Brett Bourgeous said at a news conference.

The gunman shot an Arcadia police officer in the face and a woman family member in the upper body while another man was hit by shrapnel, Bourgeous said.

The officers didn't fire back, Bourgeous said.

The victims were in stable condition, Meza said.

The wounded officer has been with the Arcadia Police Department for about six months and had about three years of law enforcement experience, Bourgeous said.

Hours after the shooting, the man remained inside the home and was believed to be armed with several handguns, Bourgeous said.

Authorities evacuated nearby homes and urged other residents to shelter in place as efforts were made to get the gunman to surrender.

“We're concerned about the person that's inside. We're concerned about the people that were injured, and we hope that this all resolves peacefully," Bourgeous said.