SOUTH GATE – Police Friday are continuing the search for a suspect who tried to run over a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer with an SUV during a football game at Legacy High School in South Gate, causing another officer to open fire at the suspect.
The shooting was reported just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday during a senior night football game in the 5200 block of Tweedy Boulevard. Prior to the shooting, an LAUSD officer spotted a person with a gun and attempted to detain them but the suspect ran away and jumped into the SUV, Fox 11 reported.
Officers from the South Gate Police Department and LAUSD responded to the shooting, KABC 7 reported.
After police shot at the suspect, the suspect crashed into a parked car and ran away from the scene.
One LAUSD officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries due to the suspect running over their foot, according to Fox 11.
The campus was placed on lockdown after the shooting.