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News Release

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Media Relations

Car to Car Shooting Involving Off-Duty LAPD Officer NR13266ne

***Updated:***
The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Cale Semf

San Bernardino County:  On Friday August 2, in the early morning an off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer was driving his personal vehicle on Lone Pine Canyon Road in the County of San Bernardino when he reported that he was a victim of a car to car shooting.  The off-duty officer reported that two unknown suspects in a dark colored Dodge Charger fired at him and he returned fire.  The officer did not know if the rounds that he fired from his pistol struck the suspects.

Sheriff's deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call from the officer and are handling the criminal investigation stemming from this incident.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy, which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable.

Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Force Investigation Division at 213-486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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