Arrest made after man was shot near former Cecil Hotel in downtown LA

A man was taken into custody after another man was shot near the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

According to LAPD, a call came in for a shooting near the intersection of 7th and S. Main streets around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. When officers got there, they found a man in his 50s who had been shot, but officers say he was conscious and breathing. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition. 

The suspect was seen headed south on Main Street and by Thursday, the LAPD announced a man had been taken into custody in the shooting. 

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SkyFOX was over the scene Wednesday night, observing police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulances near the intersection.

LAPD investigators said the incident began as a verbal dispute before the suspect produced a handgun. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD.