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The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting

The Hunt is On for Suspect In LA School Officer's Shooting

A police vehicle drives past El Camino Real High School where a school officer was shot Wednesday. [AP]

Associated Press

January 21, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles city councilman says he will ask the council to approve a $75,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a school police officer.

Councilman Dennis Zine also said at a news conference Thursday that the Los Angeles Unified School District police officer’s association has offered a $5,000 reward, for a total of $80,000.

Chief Charlie Beck says investigators recovered forensic evidence from the scene of Wednesday’s shooting and hoped to recover fingerprints.

Officer Jeff Stenroos was shot in the chest Wednesday when he confronted a man suspected of breaking into cars. His bulletproof vest saved his life.

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