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One Man Arrested As LAPD Recover Shotgun That Fell Off Officer's Motorcycle

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The saga of the missing LAPD shotgun has come to a close as authorities have recovered the gun, which fell off an officer's motorcycle on Thursday afternoon, and arrested a man for stealing the weapon.

Takee Williams, a 43 year-old bystander, was arrested on Friday, just a day after the gun went missing, for grand theft. The gun was recovered just a few miles away from when it fell off the officer's motorcycle due to what was likely a faulty shotgun rack, according to the LAPD. It is unclear whether or not the gun was loaded at the time.

Police closed streets in South L.A. on Thursday afternoon in an intensive search for the missing shotgun, and in the process an officer was severly bitten by one of the LAPD's own police dogs. The officer is now recovering after undergoing surgery.