Crime & Justice

Los Angeles police officer recovering after ambush attack

Frank Stoltze

A Los Angeles police officer remains hospitalized Saturday morning after she was shot Friday night in an ambush-style attack. The officer was with her training officer conducting an unrelated pedestrian stop in the Westlake District when someone fired multiple gunshots in her direction. 

Oleina Brown, who lives close to where the incident occurred, described what she saw to our media partner NBC4.

"They like stood over the person. I didn't know it was an officer, but I assumed it was. Their reaction. How they were acting. How quick the police came. How many it was. I figured it was an officer down," she said.

The Associated Press reports that a 28-year-old man was arrested and a gun was seized.


LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called it "an unprovoked and cowardly attack" and said the police officer, a recent graduate of the police academy, is in "remarkably good spirits." She is listed in stable condition.