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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Media Relations

LAPD Releases Names of Officers Who Shot During Pena Shooting

Los Angeles: The following Los Angeles Police Department officers were identified as firing a weapon during the shooting, July 10, 2005, involving Jose Raul Peña.

The officers are grouped based upon their position at the scene:

Front of location:

  • Police Officer II John Rusth, Southeast Area, 33 years old, 2 years with LAPD

Rear alley of location:

  • Police Officer II Matthew Valencia, Southeast Area, 33 years old, 7 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer II Samuel Marullo, Southeast Area, 33 years old, 8 years with LAPD

Front of location to rescue trapped stepdaughter:

  • Police Officer III Jeffrey Ennis, Newton, 38 years old, 16 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer III Gina Holmstrom, Metro K9, 40 years old, 15 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer III Benjamin Santero, Southwest, 33 years old, 9 years with LAPD

Rear alley, from hatch of Bearcat armored vehicle:

  • Police Officer III Dennis O'Sullivan, Metro K9, 36 years old, 15 years with LAPD

Emergency SWAT entry, interior office:

  • Police Officer III Robert Gallegos Jr., Metro SWAT, 36 years old, 11 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer III Eduardo Perez, Metro SWAT, 33 years old, 11 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer III William Casey, Metro SWAT, 46 years old, 17 years with LAPD
  • Police Officer III Daniel Sanchez, Metro SWAT, 39 years old, 15 years LAPD


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