Armed Suspect Arrested After 3-Hour Standoff in South LA

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An armed suspect was taken into custody early Friday after being shot an officer and subsequently barricading himself following a pursuit in South Los Angeles.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department on patrol came into contact with the suspect, who was riding a bicycle, at 10:24 p.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Imperial Highway and Success Avenue, and after determining that he was wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon pursued him after he failed to stop, LAPD Officer Hernandez told City News Service.

After dismounting from the bicycle the suspect drew a weapon and the officers fired their weapons at him, Hernandez said.

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