LOS ANGELES - Long Beach police shot and wounded an armed and off-duty Los Angeles police officer early Wednesday after he allegedly ignored orders to drop his gun, authorities said.
Officer Jason Geggie was shot after Long Beach officers responded to a call about a person brandishing a gun while walking down the street, Long Beach police said.
Long Beach police Sgt. Dina Zapalski said Geggie pointed a gun toward officers. The Long Beach officer who fired his weapon was placed on standard three-day administrative leave, she said.
Geggie, a Long Beach resident currently assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's central traffic division, was in stable condition at a local hospital with wounds to his arm and torso, Long Beach police said.
The 26-year-old, who has been with the LAPD for a year and a half, was booked for investigation of two counts of exhibiting a firearm in a threatening manner, including once in the presence of a police officer.
Both police departments were investigating the shooting.