LAPD officer injured in crash during pursuit of carjacking suspect in South L.A.

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An LAPD officer was taken to a hospital after a carjacking suspect he was chasing crashed into a police cruiser in South Los Angeles early Saturday morning, officials said.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the area of 64th Street and Budlong Avenue in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South L.A., according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.

Police were in pursuit of the vehicle for only about five minutes before the suspect pulled into a cul-de-sac, made a U-turn and slammed into an LAPD car, officials said.

The officer suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect, who police say was not injured, was taken into custody. LAPD said a gun was also found in the vehicle.

Video from the scene shows a damaged sedan crashed into a police vehicle as law enforcement personnel crowded the scene.

The injured officer appeared to be standing on his own and speaking with paramedics before they transported him to a hospital.

Officials did not identify the suspect and no further details were immediately available.

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