A policeman was charged with raping four women last year while he was on patrol and shooting a fifth woman in the leg when she fled from him during an off-duty encounter.

Prosecutors said they suspected there were more victims and urged them to come forward.Officer Garnier Beasley, 31, an eight-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, is accused of preying on women from May to September.

He was arrested at his home Tuesday and jailed on $500,000 bail.