LAPD SubHeaders 05
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2003 archives breadcrumb arrow august 2003
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Monday, August 11, 2003
Media Relations
   
   
Foot Beat Patrol Results in Officer Involved Shooting

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 10:10 p.m., Newton Area Uniformed Gang Enforcement Officer Benevides and his partner were on foot, patrolling the grounds of the housing projects located in the 1700 block of East 51st Street.

The officers observed four to five male Hispanics exit an apartment from the above complex and begin walking in their direction. One of the male Hispanics, later identified as 21 year-old Ricardo Quinteros, was carrying a sawed-off rifle, with the barrel pointed at the ground. When Quinteros made eye contact with the officers he turned and ran north on the walkway then west on East 51st Street. Officer Benevides drew his service pistol and pursued Quinteros, ordering him to stop and drop the gun. Quinteros failed to comply, ran to the rear of a vehicle parked at the northwest corner of the complex and pointed the rifle at Officer Benavides. Officer Benavides, in fear for his life, fired multiple rounds at Quinteros. Quinteros was wounded and dropped the rifle. He was taken into custody without further incident. No officers were injured during the incident.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Quinteros to a local hospital were he was admitted with a gunshot wound to his lower body. Quinteros is listed in stable condition.

Ricardo Quinteros was placed under arrest for 245 P.C. (Assault with a Deadly Weapon On a Police Officer).

This shooting is being investigated by Critical Incident Investigation Division.

This press release was prepared by Lieutenant Pasquariello, Officer in Charge, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation