LAPD finds cop's missing shotgun; man arrested

During the search for the gun, an LAPD officer was severely hurt when he was bitten by a police K-9 and had to undergo surgery


By Ryan Parker
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police found a shotgun that fell off an officer's motorcycle and on Friday arrested the man accused of taking it from the area.

Takee Williams, 43, was arrested for grand theft after officers were able to track down the shotgun a few miles from where it came off the officer's bike, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shotgun was lost about 1 p.m. Thursday when, due to a faulty lock, it was dropped in the area of South Vermont Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Police closed down the area Thursday while they searched for the loaded gun.

During the search for the gun, an LAPD officer was severely hurt when he was bitten by a police K-9 and had to undergo surgery, police said.

Williams was held in lieu of $35,000 bail, police said.

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