LAPD releases new video of shooting of police officer

The Los Angeles Police Department released video of an LAPD gun battle captured on dramatic body cam video as a suspect opens fire on a police officer.

The newly released video shows a Newton-area officer being shot while chasing down a fleeing suspect.

It all began on April 20 at about 9:20 p.m. when officers assigned to the Newton Gang Enforcement Detail saw a vehicle that blew past a stop sign and tried pulling the driver over. The officers followed the driver to a housing complex in the area of 51st Street, west of Holmes Avenue.

That's where the driver exited the car and took off on foot with officers giving chase through the housing complex. During the foot pursuit, a second man, seen in the newly released video, approached the officers and opened fire.

The officer was hit by gunfire and immediately shot back at the suspect who fell down on the ground. Both received medical attention, police said.

The gunman was identified as 39-year-old Curley Lee Duff.

Authorities say detectives are still trying to locate the fleeing driver of the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.