Police officer shoots woman in leg in Hollywood

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police officer shot a woman in the leg early Friday at a Hollywood parking structure after she fought with another woman and pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.

Diamond Vargas, 47, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said. She was in stable condition at a hospital.

The incident occurred at the Hollywood & Highland Center, which hosts the Academy Awards in its Dolby Theatre.

A security officer reported the fight to authorities.

"One woman was armed with a bat at that time; then that woman armed herself with a firearm; then an officer-involved shooting occurred," Smith said.

The woman pointed the gun at the officer before he fired at her, Smith said.

Smith said he doesn't know what the relationship was between the two women or what they were fighting about.

The incident remained under investigation.

It could not be immediately determined if Vargas has a lawyer. She is being held on $100,000 bail.

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