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Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Off Duty Deputy Involved in Fight, Two Injured, One in Custody NR10043kr

Los Angeles:  An off duty Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputy was injured along with another woman after the two fought outside a local bar.

On January 27, 2010, at around 1:20 a.m., two women near a cocktail bar at Avenue 60 and North Figueroa Street got into an argument that escalated to a physical fight on the sidewalk.  A female Hispanic, an off duty Deputy, 29 years of age, and another female Hispanic, 25 years of age, were both injured during the altercation.  The off duty Deputy was cut several times with an unknown sharp object and the other woman was shot with a handgun.

A 20-year-old relative of the deputy, Taylor Olivarez, was arrested for Attempt Murder.  He is being held on $500,000 bail.  A handgun belonging to the deputy was recovered at scene.

Both women were transported to local hospitals and are expected to make full recoveries

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Northeast Area Detectives, Detectives Emilio Garay or Michael Pulley at 213-847-4272.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.