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Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Officer-Involved Shooting in Torrance NR13037ne

October 20, 2014                                            NR13037an

UPDATE

The following personnel have been identified as being involved in the below officer involved shooting that occurred of February 5, 2013: Sergeant I John Valdez, Serial No. 30070; Police Officer III Jeff Faber, Serial No. 35848; Police Officer II Jonathan Roman, Serial No. 37309; Police Officer II Sergio Gramajo, Serial No. 39927; Police Officer II John Hart, Serial No. 38001; Police Officer II Marlon Franco, Serial No. 39639; Police Officer II Geoff Lear, Serial No. 39451; Police Officer II Deshon Parker, Serial No. 40037.

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Force Investigation Division (FID) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the city of Torrance.

On February 7, 2013, at around 5:15 a.m., LAPD officers, during the course of searching for Dorner, engaged in an officer-involved shooting.  Officers received information that a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was seen in the area of the protection details.

Later, officers observed a vehicle matching the description driving down the street weaving from one side of the street to another.  As the vehicle continued to weave, it would speed up and slow down.  The vehicle then activated its high-beam headlights as it approached closer.  Officers tried to approach the vehicle and an officer-involved shooting occurred.  Two individuals in that vehicle were hit by gunfire; both were transported to a local hospital.  One has a minor gunshot wound; the person was treated and released.  The second person is in stable condition with two gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Police Department, Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the incident and will be handling the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General, and The 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.  Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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).  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.