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News Release

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Media Relations

Officer-Involved Shooting in 77th Division NR14391lp

Los Angeles:   On September 8, 2014, around 2:00 a.m., 77th Division officers responded to a radio call of “Domestic Violence” in the 1100 block of West 81st Place.  When the officers arrived at the location, they heard a loud dispute.  Officers then saw the suspect, later identified as Alphonse Perkins shooting into the location.  Perkins turned toward the officers, pointed a handgun in their direction, and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.  

No officers were injured and a handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.  

Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) detectives responded to the incident and are conducting a thorough 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.

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