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News Release Sunday, March 17, 2013
OIS in Rampart NR13085cj
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart officers were involved in an OIS when a man pointed a gun at them.
On 03/16/13, around 1:52 a.m., LAPD Rampart Area officers received a radio call of a robbery in progress at a local restaurant at the corner of Albany Street and Pico Boulevard. The caller indicated that the suspect was demanding money at gun point.
Upon arrival, officers saw a suspect matching the description given on the call exit the business with a gun in his hand. The suspect pointed the gun at the officers and an OIS occurred. Multiple officers were involved in the shooting.
The suspect went down and was taken into custody without further incident. A weapon was recovered at scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.
No officers were injured during the incident.
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.