Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Officer Involved Shooting in Devonshire NR13517bmNovember 20, 2013
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Jeffrey Lewis and Valentin Montesdeoca.
Los Angeles: On Monday, November 25, 2013, around 10:15 p.m., Devonshire Patrol Division police officers and supervisors responded to a "Shots Fired" radio call in the 12000 block of Woodley Avenue.
The comments of the call indicated that the suspect, later identified as Robert Gillon, had fired multiple rounds outside and was seen running to the rear of his residence.
Officers deployed on the residence and with the assistance of an airship, observed Gillon repeatedly exit and re-enter his residence while armed with either a rifle or a handgun. Officers deployed in the neighboring backyard, east of Gillon's residence. Guillon exited his residence armed with a handgun at which time an officer involved shooting occurred. Gillon was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground.
Guillon was taken into custody without further incident. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Guillon dead at scene. No officers were injured during the incident. A handgun and rifle were recovered from the rear of the residence.
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.