A Highway Patrol officer was shot several times in Los Angeles; veteran identified as suspect

LOS ANGELES — An Army veteran was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop, authorities said.

The confrontation unfolded shortly before 8 p.m. PDT Monday near Campbell Hall, a prominent private school on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near U.S. Highway 101 in Studio City, officials said.

An “altercation occurred” and the officer was shot several times and is listed in critical condition, the CHP said.

The shooting launched a citywide manhunt for the suspect, identified as 33-year-old veteran Pejhmaun Iraj Khosroabadi.

Police and Highway Patrol first surrounded an apartment complex in nearby Van Nuys after finding the suspect’s white Ford Fusion parked in the apartment building’s underground garage, authorities said.

There was a trail of blood around the suspect’s car and he was found with an injured hand when officers arrested him at a homeless encampment a short distance away near Gloria Avenue and Wyandotte Street, said officials.

Lisa Torres and David K. Li contributed.

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