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Officer shoots man armed with handgun following foot chase in South Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — Police say an officer shot and wounded a man with a handgun following a foot chase in South Los Angeles.

Officer Drake Madison says the armed man ran after being spotted by plainclothes officers Thursday afternoon.

Madison says an officer opened fire following a brief chase through an alley. He did not elaborate on the circumstances of the shooting.

City News Service reports the suspect, who is in his 20s, was struck multiple times and hospitalized in stable condition.

No officers were hurt.

Madison says a handgun was recovered.

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