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Los Angeles police officer shot, suspect killed in Watts

Los Angeles police shared this image via Twitter following an officer-involved shooting in Watts that left an officer wounded and the suspect dead early Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles police say a suspect who shot and wounded an officer during a running gun battle was himself shot and died at the scene.

Officer Norma Eisenman says the officer was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound and released early Tuesday.

Eisenman says the suspect took off running while officers on patrol were dispersing a group of people hanging out late Monday in the Watts section of the city.

She says during a foot chase, the suspect pulled out a handgun and began firing. The officer returned fire and fatally shot the suspect.

Officials say a gun was recovered at the scene.