- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say a man accused of shooting a rookie Los Angeles police officer in the leg has been charged with multiple counts including attempted murder.

Officer Joy Park was struck by gunfire last week as she and another officer stopped a man walking in the Westlake district west of downtown.

Police say 27-year-old Ivan Castillo opened fire on the officers and ran away. He was caught a short time later. The second officer was not hurt.

City News Service reports Wednesday that Castillo also faces charges including assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm.

Mayor Eric Garcetti was among those visiting Park in the hospital over the weekend. She’s expected to make a full recovery. Park graduated from the police academy in April of last year.


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