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Armed Burglary Suspect Wounded in Santa Monica Police Shooting

A person was in custody following a police shooting that took place amid a search for a burglary suspect in Santa Monica on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Authorities investigate the scene of a police shooting in Santa Monica on Sept. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate the scene of a police shooting in Santa Monica on Sept. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was first reported about 6:20 p.m. in the area of Pine and 11th streets, the Santa Monica Police Department said via social media.

A man arrived home and discovered an intruder inside his Pine Street home house, Santa Monica police Lt. Candice Cobarrubias said.

"The male then pointed a firearm at the resident, at which time the resident fled from the location, ran to a neighbor's house and called 911," the lieutenant said.

Responding police officers encountered the suspect in front of the victims' home, still clutching a gun, Cobarrubias said. The armed suspect fled, and police set up a search perimeter with the help of a Los Angeles Police Department police helicopter.

Officers soon found the man hiding in a yard in the 1100 block of Cedar Street.

"As we made our way to the suspect and have him commands, he had a firearm in his hand. An involved shooting occurred," Cobarrubias said. "The suspect was still noncompliant, so we deployed the K-9, at which time we were able to take him into custody."

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, she said. He was estimated to be between 25 and 30 years old. His identity was not available Thursday night.

No officers were hurt during the incident.

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