LAPD officer shot in arm, possibly by another officer, in Hollywood

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot in her right arm, possibly by another officer, while responding to a mental health call in Hollywood on Wednesday, police said.  

The officer responded to a call of a suicidal man, involving an approximately 33-year-old man with bipolar disorder, at about 2:10 p.m. at a residence in the 1100 block of North Wilton Place, near Santa Monica Boulevard, according to LAPD Officer Mike Chan.

The man was allegedly armed with scissors.  

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Officers arrived and made contact with the man and a Rottweiler and"during the encounter an officer-involved shooting occurred," police said.  

The officer was shot and taken to a hospital, Chan said.  

"It appears the officer was struck by `friendly fire' but that hasn't been confirmed," according to a tweet from the LAPD's account.  

The subject, who was armed with a pair of scissors, was taken into custody.

The dog was injured and taken to a veterinarian for treatment, but the cause of the injury has not been determined.