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News Release

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Media Relations

Officer Involved Shooting in Hollywood NR14469jk

April 3, 2015


Updated: The officers involved in the incident below have been identified as Police Officer III Ryan Secor, Serial No. 38407 and Police Officer II Carlos Gonzalez, Serial No. 40901, assigned to Hollywood Division.

On December 5, 2014, around 6:45 p.m., Hollywood Area officers received a radio call of an "Assault with a deadly weapon" in the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

The officers walked from their fixed post towards the intersection when a citizen directed their attention to the suspect, later identified as David Wear. Wear was armed with a knife and swinging it at passing pedestrians. Officers ordered Wear to drop the knife. Wear ignored their commands and began to advance towards them, at which point an officer involved shooting occurred.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Wear to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured during this incident and a knife was recovered at scene.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved-shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Departments 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.