LOS ANGELES (AP) – Long Beach police officers shot and wounded an off-duty Los Angeles police officer early Wednesday, 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.

AP-ES-07-30-08 1655EDT


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