A police officer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in San Pedro Friday evening, officials said.
More than a dozen police and fire officials responded to the 3500 block of South Gaffey Street after receiving a call about an officer down at the location around 8:20 p.m., according to LAPD.
The driver of a black Chevrolet Camaro struck the officer and fled, police Officer Tony Im said. It’s unclear what led to the incident, but authorities said they took a report for an assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
The officer, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and remained in stable condition Saturday morning, according to LAPD.
The Camaro was found near the scene and was impounded, officials said.
Authorities continued to search for the driver Saturday morning.
Officials did not provide further information about the incident.