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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Officer-Involved Shooting in 77th Division NR14334dm

UPDATED
October 8, 2014

The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Ramon Lomeli, Serial No. 39226, and Police Officer II Rodolfo Ledesma, Serial No. 37792.  Both officers are assigned to 77th Street patrol.

Los Angeles:
  On Monday, September 8, 2014, around 2:00 a.m., 77th Street Division Patrol Officers responded to a “Domestic Violence” radio call at a residence in the 1100 block of West 81st Place.  The 911 operator advised responding officers that gunshots were heard in the background.

When officers arrived at the location, they were confronted by a 50-year-old male Black suspect, firing a handgun.  An Officer Involved Shooting occurred.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and provided medical treatment to the suspect, however he died from his injuries at scene.

No officers were injured, and a handgun was recovered at scene.

Officers discovered a female victim inside the residence who had been shot in the shoulder by the suspect.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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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