LOS ANGELES – A suspect in a home-invasion robbery at a South Los Angeles apartment Friday was shot by police and hospitalized in critical condition.
The robbery occurred shortly after noon, when four people forced their way into an apartment near 32nd Street and Central Avenue and tied up a man inside, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The man was able to free himself, escape from the apartment, and call 911, police said. He told the responding officer the assailants were still in his apartment.
Police said they set up a perimeter to contain the area. Two suspects exited the apartment shortly after the officers’ arrival and were taken into custody without incident.
A third suspect jumped from the building toward officers while armed with a hammer, prompting at least one officer to open fire, police said.
The fourth suspect was also ultimately arrested after being located by a K9 police dog, police said.
The robbery victim was not seriously injured, or any officers involved.