Saturday, March 22, 2014
Officer-Involved Shooting in West Valley NR14122bmMarch 31, 2014
Update:The officer involved in the below shooting has been identified as Police Officer III Steven Gordon.
Los Angeles: On Friday, March 21, 2014, at approximately 5:10 pm, West Valley Patrol Division officers responded to a radio call of a man with a gun in the 5200 block of Mecca Avenue.
The airship arrived on scene first, and observed the suspect at the location, armed with a shotgun. When the officers arrived, the suspect walked from the rear of his residence to the front, still armed with a shotgun. The suspect confronted officers and an officer-involved-shooting occurred.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. No officers were injured and a shotgun 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 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.