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LAPD Officer Injured , Suspect Dead in Laurel Canyon SWAT Standoff

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(FOX 11 / CNS)  Authorities today released the name of a man found dead after firing at officers sent to his Hollywood Hills home on a domestic battery call, but whether he was shot by police or himself was yet to be determined.

The shooting occurred after officers went to the multi-story home in the 8200 block of Gould Ave., a winding road off Laurel Canyon Boulevard, shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries that may have been the result of being hit by bullet fragments or debris, police said.

Craig Harvey of the coroner's office identified the man as Michael Valentino, 27,and said he lived at the residence. But whether Valentino's death was a suicide or occurred as a result of a shot from a police weapon has not yet been established.

A civilian also was taken to a hospital for treatment of an unknown problem, according to police.

A SWAT team made entry to the residence and found the suspect dead. The SWAT officers did not fire any rounds, according to the LAPD.

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An officer-involved shooting at a Hollywood Hills home today left a policewoman injured and a suspect barricaded in the residence, police said.

The shooting occurred after officers went to the multi-story home in the 8200 block of Gould Ave., a winding road off Laurel Canyon Boulevard, shortly after 8 a.m. on a report of a domestic battery, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

LAPD Officer Diana Figueroa said the wounded officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of an unknown injury. According to broadcast reports, she was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

In a statement released about 10:30 a.m., LAPD Chief Beck said he "spoke with our wounded officer. Thankfully she is doing well. Please keep her and our officers in your thoughts and prayers."

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported that two people were taken to a hospital, but made no other information available.

LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said late this morning that the suspect fired at the officers, who returned fire. It was unclear if police wounded the suspect, who remained barricaded in the residence late this morning.

Police declared a citywide tactical alert, meaning all officers on duty remain working until the emergency is over. That was later scaled back to a tactical alert for the department's West Bureau.

Laurel Canyon Boulevard was closed near Gould Avenue, as a police SWAT team worked to arrest the suspect.

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