A spokesperson says LRPD responded to a call of individuals loitering in an alleyway.
As police arrived, the people fled on foot.
After a short pursuit that led to 15 Street, a black male suspect turned and pointed a gun at an officer.
The officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect once.
The suspect was taken to a hospital but had no identification.
The name of the shooting officer has not been released at this time, but officials say they have been put on administrative leave.