Crime & Justice

LAPD officer injured in hit-and-run released from hospital

Two onlookers stare south on Anaheim Street in Harbor City Saturday, May 3, 2014 as LAPD investigators continue gathering evidence from the scene of a traffic collision that killed one officer.
Two onlookers stare south on Anaheim Street in Harbor City Saturday, May 3, 2014 as LAPD investigators continue gathering evidence from the scene of a traffic collision that killed one officer.
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Authorities have identified the partner of an LAPD officer killed in a hit-and-run collision in Harbor City over the weekend.

Officer Richard Medina suffered a broken jaw and other injuries early Saturday morning after he and his partner were struck in their patrol car by an SUV during a pursuit of another vehicle.

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LAPD Commander Andrew Smith says Medina was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon. "He's currently recovering at home and we're all hoping for a complete recovery, and hope to see him back at work as soon as possible," Smith told KPCC.

Roberto Sanchez, 32, died Saturday at a Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as a result of his injuries. He is the third LAPD officer to die in a traffic collision in recent months.

Smith said LAPD's robbery, homicide and major collision divisions were working together to try and make an arrest in the case.