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Off-Duty LAPD Officer Fatally Shot During Robbery in Florence-Firestone

An off-duty LAPD officer was shot and killed late Monday during a robbery in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, a spokeswoman confirmed. 

The officer’s death was confirmed at approximately 11:37 p.m. Police said the officer was shot during a robbery at or near 87th and Beach streets in Florence-Firestone.

Deputies responded about 9:15 p.m. Monday to the 8700 block of Beach Street where they found the officer with gunshot wounds. According to authorities, a black pickup approached the officer and three people got out of the truck.

An argument ensued and the police officer was shot, detectives said. The officer exchanged gunfire with at least one of the robbers, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said.

Deputies took the officer to a hospital.

The attackers left the scene in the pickup. A perimeter spanning several blocks was set up as deputies scoured the area for attackers.

The police officer’s name has not been released.

“The officer was off-duty,” the Los Angeles Police Protective League tweeted. “We pray for the officer’s family, and their fellow officers, during this time of pain and sorrow. This is an active investigation.”

Source: NBC Los Angeles

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