3-hour standoff near Nickerson Gardens includes a police shooting, ends in arrest

LOS ANGELES — An armed suspect was taken into custody early Friday morning after being shot by an officer and subsequently barricading himself following a pursuit near the Nickerson Gardens housing project 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.

The suspect ran away and barricaded himself in a recycling center. Police established a perimeter in the area and called out a SWAT unit to negotiate his surrender.

The suspect was taken into custody about 3:15 a.m. Officers discovered that he had been struck by gunfire and took him to a hospital in stable condition.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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