Man Shot by Police During Exchange of Gunfire in South L.A. Charged With Attempted Murder

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Police respond to an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man with attempted murder after he allegedly shot at police in South L.A., prompting one officer to fire back and wound him.

Quentin Durity also faces charges of assault on a peace officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He is scheduled to be arraigned in January.

The events leading up to the shooting began about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when police say uniformed gang officers saw a large group of people gathering at a home on 99th Street in South L.A.’s Vermont Vista neighborhood.

The officers knew the residence — on 99th near Figueroa Street — was a “congregation point for gang members” and recognized multiple people in the crowd as gang members, said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who offered new details about the shooting at a news conference this week.

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