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Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Officer Involved Shooting in Central NR14470jk

December 29, 2014
UPDATE

Updated:
  The officer involved in the incident below has been identified as Police Officer II Juan Lopez, Serial No. 39726 assigned to Central Area.

Los Angeles:
  On December 2, 2014, around 6:50 p.m., Central Area officers received a radio call of a “Screaming woman” in the 600 block of Wall Street.

When they arrived at the apartment, the officers heard a woman screaming that she was being stabbed and needed help.  The officers forced entry into the apartment and observed the suspect, later identified as Isaac Ricks, stabbing a female victim multiple times.  An officer involved shooting then occurred.   
 
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Ricks to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The female victim was also transported to a local hospital and at the time of this incident she was in critical, but stable condition.  No officers were injured during this incident and a bloody knife was recovered at scene.

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 Departments 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 is asked 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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