Suspect in custody after LAPD officer shot, wounded in Granada Hills gunfight

A suspect is in custody after an LAPD officer was shot and wounded during a gunfight inside of the Ralph's grocery store in  Granada Hills Sunday night, authorities said.

LAPD tells FOX 11 that the shooting broke out between officers and a suspect at the Ralphs on Devonshire St. and Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills just after 6:30 p.m.

According to police, a man was reported to be causing a disturbance inside the Ralph's. Shortly after officers entered the store and confronted the suspect, a shooting occured. 

The suspect then fled the store and hid in a nearby store before surrendering to police about 45 minutes later.

According to Maleighna Davis, a Ralph’s employee, "I told him to wear a mask in the store and he applied and he put a mask on and I saw him come in again and wasn’t bothered by it." 

Davis said, "All of us could’ve been shot but I was just grateful I didn’t go into the back where he was at that moment."

The officer that was hit by gunfire was transported with a non-life-threatening injury and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and then into custody shortly after.

Police say a firearm was recovered at the scene.

One officer was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

Later, LAPD Chief Michel Moore tweeted: "Officer out of hospital with sutures to hand. Grateful."

The suspect's name was not immediately released, and it was unclear why he was taken to a hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Authorities urged residents to avoid the area while at the scene. 

FOX 11's Hailey Winslow and CNS contributed to this story.

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