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LA police officer wounded in shooting, juvenile detained

By STEFANIE DAZIO and JOHN ANTCZAK
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was shot early Thursday as he drove to work and a juvenile has been detained in connection with the violence. The officer suffered a graze wound to the back of his head after the 5 a.m. shooting near the Newton police station. Authorities say the suspect was detained after police found him nearby with a handgun. Detectives are seeking witnesses and video footage of the attack. The officer was not in uniform and not driving a marked police cruiser. A wide area south of downtown was locked down for the investigation.

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