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Suspect dies weeks after shootout at Los Angeles police station

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LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack, authorities said.

Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29. died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

Yealu, 29, was wounded in the April 7 shootout with two officers at the West Traffic Division. He had been charged with attempted murder.

Yealu, a onetime security guard, had applied to join the Los Angeles Police Department in 2009 but was rejected.

Police said he walked into the station, told the desk officer, "'I have a complaint,'" and opened fire with a handgun.

The wounded officer has been released from the hospital. The other officer in the shootout wasn't hurt.

Yealu left an AK-47 rifle in his car when he entered the police station, authorities said. Officers serving a search warrant at his West Los Angeles home said they turned up several more guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

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