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Long Beach Police Officer Shot By Fellow Cop In Attempted Murder During Gunfire Exchange

A Long Beach police officer wounded during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect was shot by a fellow officer, police officials said Wednesday.

Investigators determined that a bullet recovered from the wounded officer came from the weapon of another officer, who was shooting at 31-year-old Eric Arroyo on Sunday at an apartment complex in the 3000 block of East Artesia Boulevard, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The officer’s injuries were not life-threatening. He was not identified.

Investigators said additional ballistic evidence showed that Arroyo shot at more than one officer, and police said they still planned to present a case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for a possible charge of attempted murder of a police officer.

Read more in Los Angeles Times.

Source: www.latimes.com

Retired LA Judge Fires On Officers He Called To His Home – Thankfully He Was a Bad Shot

In Los Angeles’ legal community, James A. Bascue was a towering and admired figure.

As a top prosecutor, he became a national expert on gang prosecutions. Appointed to the bench, he rose to presiding judge of Los Angeles Superior Court.

But shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, Bascue found himself on the other side of the law.

Los Angeles police said they arrived at Bascue’s West L.A. townhouse to find him inside holding two guns. Authorities said he fired on officers, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team that ended with the arrest of the 75-year-old retired jurist.

Watch the report in LA Times.

Source: www.latimes.com