Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Armed Man on Bicycle Leads to Officer-Involved-Shooting NR09306rfLos Angeles: An officer-involved-shooting (OIS) occurred on June 26, 2009, at about 5:40 p.m., when Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Metropolitan Division Officers Thomas Redshaw (14 years, six months with the Department) and Jesus Carillo (11 years with the Department) attempted to stop a man on a bicycle in the vicinity of 37th and Crawford Streets.
As officers approached the man, later identified as Edwin Hernandez, he left his bicycle on the street and tried to run away. In the 3700 block of Crawford Street, Hernandez was wounded as a result of the OIS after he displayed a handgun. Shortly after, officers recovered his small-caliber revolver at the location. Los Angeles Fire Department rescue personnel transported him to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The LAPD Force Investigation Division (FID) is investigating the shooting and the crimes against the officers. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the FID at 213-485-4011. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website: www.lapdonline.org. All tips may remain anonymous.