LAPD SubHeaders 22
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2000 archives breadcrumb arrow january 2000
 
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
Wednesday, January 5, 2000
Media Relations
   
   
Suspect Attempts Murder of a Los Angeles Public Safety Officer

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, January 5, 2000

Hollenbeck CRASH Detectives are investigating the attempt murder of a Los Angeles Public Safety Officer, which occurred on Monday, January 4, 2000 at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Officer Richard Bentley #42246, was on duty in his marked police vehicle stopped at the intersection of Marengo Street and Mission Road. Officer Bentley observed a gray Honda Accord commit a traffic violation and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop for the officer, leaned out of the vehicle and fired a handgun at the officer.

The suspect then entered the Interstate 5 Freeway with the officer following. The suspect exited the freeway a short distance away where he collided with a utility pole. He then exited his vehicle, pointed his handgun and fired another round at the officer. Officer Bentley returned fire striking the suspect in the leg. The suspect was taken into custody without any further incident.and transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Los Angeles County Jail Ward, where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Carlos James Salas, a 29-year-old male Hispanic gang member who is currently on parole.

Hollenbeck Crash Detectives Jaramillo and Fungaroli are conducting the investigation. Any inquiries should be directed to Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



For Release 2:40 pm PST
January 5, 2000



     
 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