Los Angeles police arrested a teen Wednesday night who allegedly tried to shoot officers with an assault weapon during a traffic stop in West Adams, authorities said.
No officers were injured in the shooting, said Officer Christopher No of the Los Angeles Police Department. Police took the teenage suspect, who was not immediately identified, into custody after a search of the neighborhood.
LAPD officers conducted a traffic stop at 6:23 p.m. in the 1100 block of South West Boulevard, when the driver quickly got out of his vehicle and pointed a mini-Tec 9 assault weapon at the officers and tried to fire at them, No said.
The weapon, which is classified as an illegal assault weapon under California law, jammed. Officers opened fire and the gunman took off running before ducking into a backyard. The LAPD set up a perimeter for blocks around the crime scene.