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News Release

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Media Relations

Officer Involved Shooting of Armed Suspect

“Officer Involved Shooting of Armed Suspect”


Los Angeles: On Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at approximately 10:30 p.m., two Los Angeles Police Officers were involved in a shooting in the area of East 56th Street and San Pedro Street, in the Newton Area.

The two officers, who ordinarily ride motorcycles, were working in a black and white police vehicle due to the rainy weather. The officers observed a white vehicle commit a traffic violation and conducted a vehicle stop. The driver exited the vehicle and began to walk away. When the officers approached him, the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the officers. After an exchange of gunfire, the suspect fled the location.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, in his mid-twenties to early thirties. Neither officer was injured. It is unknown if the suspect was wounded.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery-Homicide Detectives at, 213-485-2129. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-800-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer, Sandra Escalante, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.