LAPD officers taser transient in Venice scuffle

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Police are on the hunt for a man who shot someone in Venice.

Two Los Angeles police officers and a transient were hurt today in a struggle in Venice during which police used a Taser to take the suspect into custody.

The officers were trying to talk to the man when the scuffle occurred about 8 a.m. on Sunset Avenue, east of Lincoln Boulevard, said Los Angeles police Officer Liliana Preciado.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to a hospital for examination and would be booked on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, the LAPD spokeswoman said.

One officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of knee pain, and the other officer received a medical examination on a complaint of pain, Preciado said.

 

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