A Los Angeles Police Officer suffered minor injuries during a running gun battle that left one suspect dead Monday night.
The incident began on Monday evening as officers attempted to disperse a crowd gathered in the Nickerson Garden housing project in Watts. One of the individuals fled on foot and police gave chase.
During the chase, the suspect allegedly began shooting at the officer, prompting a return of fire. The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said, "I’m in awe of the courage displayed. (He is) expected to make a full recovery and in good spirits."