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Man Shot by Police Near Elysian Park

August 01, 2003

In the third such incident this week, Los Angeles police officers Thursday night shot and gravely wounded a wanted suspect, this time in a residential area north of Elysian Park.

The shooting occurred at 6:46 p.m. near Ripple and Queen streets. Gang detail officers began taking the man into custody when he broke free, drew a weapon and began firing at the officers, a Police Department spokesman said. The officers fired back and wounded the man. He was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

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