Santa Monica cop shot *

Officer Walter Ramirez was wounded in the wrist and is recovering. He was shot while undercover this morning on 17th Street near Pico; two suspects were later arrested. Traffic on Pico near Santa Monica College was disrupted during the morning commute. Surf Santa Monica has details and a folksy close to the story:

Reporters congratulated the chief on the speedy arrests.

This is Santa Monica, Butts responded. We always get them."

Updated


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