LAPD shoots at attempted murder suspect when attepting to arrest him in Torrance

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A man who was shot by Los Angeles police while they were attempting to arrest him in Torrance was treated and released at a hospital and remained jailed Friday on suspicion of attempted murder.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the shooting occurred around 3:45 a.m. Thursday in the 4800 block of Torrance Boulevard, where Gang and Narcotics Division and Metropolitan Division plain-clothes officers were assisting Juvenile Division detectives to serve an arrest warrant. Police said earlier the warrant was related to a child abuse investigation.

The suspect, 44-year-old Erick Franco-Sanchez, saw officers gathering outside his home and fired multiple shots from the home, police said. Police returned fire, striking the suspect, who surrendered a short time later. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released, then subsequently booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.

An officer was also treated and released at a hospital for a graze wound to an arm suffered in the shooting, according to the LAPD. No other injuries were reported.

A gun and ammunition were recovered from the scene of the shooting, police said.

According to jail records, Franco-Sanchez was being held in lieu of $2.85 million bail.

No details were immediately released on the nature of the original child abuse investigation that prompted the arrest warrant.

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