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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Officer-Involved Shooting in South Los Angeles NR13032df


February 25, 2013

Update:  The officers involved in this incident have been identified as Police Officer III Jason Schwab, Cliff Chu, Jason Malik, and Police Officer II Carlos Lozano and Erik Mejia.

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department, Force Investigation Division (FID) is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at 102nd Street and Main Street.

On February 2, 2013, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Southeast officers responded to a radio call of a man with a gun. When the officers arrived at the location, they were met by the suspect who ran from them and a foot pursuit ensued.

Officers quickly established a perimeter and began to search for the suspect.  During the search, the suspect came out from an unknown area and pointed a gun at the officers, at which point an officer involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Sergio Pena, was treated and taken to a local hospital.  Pena is a parolee at large and was arrested and booked for 3056 P.C. Parole Violation.

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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.