The LAPD says the officers were working undercover near Vermont and Leeward avenues about 9:15 p.m. when they saw a gang-related shooting and intervened. "A gun battle ensued," Andrew Blankstein reports in the L.A. Times.
One officer was shot in the face, and his condition was unknown. A second suffered a graze wound to the head, and was expected to survive. Both were rushed to a local hospital....
Following the incident, police launched a huge dragnet around the area to try to apprehend the suspects.
By 11 p.m., police said that at least one suspect was in custody, and a gun had been recovered at the scene.