LAPD Officer Recovers After Brush with Bullet in Willowbrook

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officials report that an officer sustained a minor head injury during a traffic stop in Willowbrook on July 3rd, 2024.

Preliminary reports indicate a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop at approximately 9:30 pm near the intersection of West 135th Street and South Broadway. As per the source cbsnews

Details regarding the reason for the stop remain undisclosed at this time.

According to LAPD, the situation escalated when the suspect in the vehicle discharged a firearm, striking the officer in the head.

Thankfully, the bullet only grazed the officer, resulting in a non-life-threatening injury. The officer received medical attention at a local hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

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The suspect involved in the incident fled the scene and is still at large. LAPD is withholding details about the suspect and the vehicle description as the investigation progresses.

A comprehensive search operation is underway, and authorities are actively soliciting information from the public.

This incident serves as a reminder of the inherent risks associated with police work. The LAPD is committed to apprehending the suspect and ensuring the safety of its officers and the community.

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