Friday, October 26, 2012
Non Hit Officer-Involved Shooting in 77th NR12490vhOctober 29, 2012
Suspect Martinez while running, pointed a gun at the pursuing officer at which time an officer involved-shooting occurred. Martinez was not struck and continued to run away from the officers. Officers were able to overtake Martinez and take him into custody. Both officers saw Martinez toss a gun into the side yard of 704 West Gage Avenue. The gun was found and booked as evidence.
The LAPD Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting and all related crimes. The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Office of the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy, which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the FID 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). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.