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Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Officer Involved Shooting in Topanga NR13549an

UPDATE

Updated:  The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Kurt Logan.

Los Angeles: On December 29, 2013, around 3:20 p.m., an officer from the Topanga Division responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 19800 block of Hemingway Street in the city of Winnetka.  When the officer arrived he met with a family member who said that the suspect had been involved in an altercation with a family member earlier and was inside the residence armed with a knife.

The officer entered the residence and was confronted with the suspect who was armed with a knife and an officer involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck in the shoulder area and transported to a local hospital in stable 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.

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