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A Los Angeles Unified School District police officer was shot in the chest near El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills at Burbank Boulevard and Platt Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Stenroos received a suspect description. When the officer saw a man fitting the description, he exited his car and the suspect fired at least once, striking Stenroos in the chest.
Beck: Manhunt cost an estimated $500,000
A school police officer who triggered a massive manhunt by saying he had been shot in his bulletproof vest was regarded as a pariah Friday by authorities who deemed the shooting a hoax.
The manhunt cost an estimated $500,000, Beck said, and countless residents and workers were delayed for hours as they tried to move around the neighborhood.
Students were kept in classrooms without access to food or bathrooms, prompting anger and frustration from parents. Some students had to urinate in trash cans.
Stenroos admits responsibility in gunshot hoax
Officials say Jeffrey Stenroos, the Los Angeles School Police officer who sparked a massive manhunt after claiming he'd been shot by an assailant, has told detectives he was responsible for the shooting.
Stenroos says it was an accident.
Officer who lied about being shot is charged
Prosecutors filed criminal charges Thursday against the Los Angeles Schools police officer who lied about being shot outside a Woodland Hills high school.
Prosecutors charged Officer Jeff Stenroos with one felony count each of filing a false report, preparing false documentary evidence, perjury, and insurance fraud. If convicted, he faces five years in prison.
but he lied to STEAL $500,000 from the tax payers.