Police officer, two civilians wounded in shooting at Arcadia home

An Arcadia police officer was in stable condition after being shot Wednesday as authorities were on the scene of a barricade situation at an Arcadia home.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials could not confirm the officer’s status as of 9 p.m., but a source told The Times the officer was stable after undergoing surgery.

Deputies were first called at 6:02 p.m. to assist Arcadia police officers who were taking fire in the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue, said Deputy Brenda Serna, a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

It was unclear when the Arcadia Police Department’s initial incident began.

The officer and two other people were shot, sheriff’s officials said.

Authorities could not immediately provide information on the two other victims’ conditions.

Arcadia police confirmed that shots had been fired in the area, according to a Nixle alert issued just after 6:50 p.m., advising residents not to leave their homes unless contacted by police.

A law enforcement source told The Times that a gunman reportedly had people pinned down on Greenfield.

Deputy Alejandra Parra confirmed that authorities are dealing with an ongoing barricaded suspect situation.

The residential street in southern Arcadia, just off the commercial stretch of Live Oak Avenue, was crowded with at least two black SWAT trucks and dozens of police cruisers as a helicopter circled overhead.

Officers stood about in plainclothes and bulletproof vests as the standoff dragged on past 8 p.m.

Residents, returning from work, waited in growing numbers behind the police tape.

Tyler Nitz was leaving his job at a bank down the street when he saw police cars stream by. He turned on a scanner app on his phone and heard, “Shots fired,” “He’s shooting from the door and the window,” and “Officer down.”

Nitz followed the police cars to Greenfield, where he saw SWAT teams and armored vehicles surround a house. He did not hear any shooting.

He told The Times that a man had rushed toward the house in which the suspect appeared to be barricaded, yelling, “That’s my boy!”

Sal Zaragoza was driving on Live Oak Avenue when he saw Greenfield flooded with police vehicles. Police from agencies as far as La Verne, as well as what appeared to be a team of U.S. marshals, were swarming a house, he said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-10/arcadia-shooting-police-officer-and-civilians-wounded Police officer, two civilians wounded in shooting at Arcadia home

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