our communities west bureau west bureau news
 
BUREAU INFO
 
STAY INFORMED
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Monday, June 18, 2007
Media Relations
   
   
Officer Fires at Suspect with Gun, No Injuries

Los Angeles: An officer fired at an armed juvenile suspect Friday evening in Pacific Area. No one was injured.

On June 15, 2007, around 10:40 p.m., Officer Sheldon Nicholson, 56, 13 years with the department, and his partner, responded to a radio call of a man with a gun. A citizen had reported seeing a man wearing a helmet riding a motorcycle. The motorcycle rider had been holding a gun.

As police arrived in the area of Regent Street and Greenfield Avenue, they saw the suspect run across Regent Street and hide behind a parked car on Greenfield Avenue. Officer Nicholson confronted the subject, later identified as a 14-year-old juvenile, who appeared from behind the car armed with the gun.

After the subject failed to respond to repeated commands to drop the weapon, Officer Nicholson fired a single round. The juvenile was not hit and immediately dropped his gun. The subject was taken into custody without further incident.

Moments after the shooting, another boy, 12, appeared from behind another car parked nearby. Officers determined that the two boys, wearing dark helmets, had been playing with replica air pistols.

No officers were injured. Both juveniles were interviewed and released to their parents.

Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and is handling the officer-involved-shooting investigation.

     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation