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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Officer’s Confronted by Armed Robbery Suspect in Hollywood NRF005-16ma

**The following information is based on a preliminary, ongoing investigation which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances of the incident may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: Hollywood Area patrol officers were confronted by an armed robbery suspect last Saturday resulting in an officer-involved shooting and the death of the suspect.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on January 16th, LAPD Communications Division received a 9-1-1 call from a local resident regarding a trespass suspect who later returned and confronted the caller in his backyard in the 1800 block of Courtney Terrace. The caller described the intruder as a male who was wearing dark clothing and pointed a handgun at him while in his backyard. LAPD patrol units along with a police helicopter responded to the area. The police helicopter was the first to spot the described suspect as he fled up a hillside surrounding the neighborhood.

Before LAPD ground units arrived, the suspect attempted to break into a garage near the original caller's residence but was unsuccessful. The suspect then fled down a steep hill through the brush ending up in the 1800 block of Nichols Canyon Road where he attempted to gain entry into a gated yard and pointed a handgun at a person working at a residence. Hollywood Area patrol officers Marcus Kemp and Brett Cohen responded to the location where the suspect was seen hiding behind a car along Nichols Canyon Road. The suspect emerged from behind the car pointing a firearm at the officers as they arrived. The officers responded by firing their handguns striking the suspect who fell to the ground. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics provided immediate medical treatment but the suspect died at the scene.

The suspect was later identified as Alfred Longoria, 33 years of age, and investigators found him in possession of property stolen from the 9-1-1 caller's residence along with a replica firearm resembling a Colt Defender semi-automatic pistol.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. In addition, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the incident to determine whether any of the officers' actions violated California criminal statutes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call LAPD's 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) or send a text 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


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