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LAPD investigation ends in police shooting in Torrance

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A 44-year-old man who was shot by Los Angeles police while they were trying to arrest him in Torrance on Thursday, was released from the hospital and remained jailed Friday on suspicion of attempted murder. 

The shooting happened around 3:45 a.m. as detectives were serving an arrest warrant related to a child abuse investigation. The suspect, Erick Franco-Sanchez saw the officers outside his home near Torrance Boulevard and Reynolds Drive, and he fired multiple shots from his 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 booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

An officer was also treated at a hospital for a graze wound to the arm. No other injuries were reported.

Franco-Sanchez was being held in lieu of $2.85 million bail.

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