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LAPD officer opens fire after suspect points apparent handgun in Arleta, authorities say; 3 detained

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ARLETA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Three people were arrested Saturday morning after a shootout with a Los Angeles police officer in Arleta, authorities said.

No one was hit by gunfire, according to Los Angeles police. One officer suffered a minor hand injury from a fall in the incident.

Officials were conducting an investigation into a stolen vehicle in the Hoyt Street and Canterbury Avenue area around 3 a.m. when they saw three people on the sidewalk on Hoyt Street, the LAPD said in a series of tweets.

A man from the trio turned to officers and allegedly pointed a pistol in their direction, police said. An officer shot the man and all three people ran away.

A large perimeter was established and a SWAT team and K-9 unit responded to help search the area.

All three people were later found, with two of the people suffering K-9 bites, the LAPD said. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

At this time, the pistol the suspect was armed with has not been found,” the LAPD said.

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