Los Angeles police shot at a teenager in the West Adams district Wednesday evening after he got out of a vehicle during a traffic stop and attempted to fire an assault weapon at them, authorities said.
No officers were injured in the shooting, which took place at 6:23 p.m. in the 1100 block of South West Boulevard, LAPD Officer Christopher No said. Police were searching for the teenager, who was wearing a baseball cap, long-sleeve gray T-shirt and dark jeans.
LAPD officers conducted a traffic stop when the driver quickly got out of his vehicle and pointed a mini-Tec 9 assault weapon at the officers and tried to fire, No said. The weapon, which is outlawed under California's assault gun law, jammed.
Officers returned fire and the gunman took off running before ducking into a backyard. Police said it was not known if the teenager was hit in the officer-involved shooting.