LAPD Officer Shot in Watts Area

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot Monday night, prompting a search in the Watts area, police said.

LAPD Southeast Division said officers were dealing with a hostile crowd following the shooting, but wouldn’t comment further.

Update: LAPD Officer Shot, 1 Person Killed in Watts Shooting

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: ‘Initial accounts suggest that our brave LAPD officers endured a fierce gun battle requiring unwavering courage’