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News Release

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Officer-Involved Shooting Occurs in Central NR13272ne

August 1, 2013

Los Angeles: On July 13, 2013, around 7:30 p.m., uniformed Hollenbeck Area Gang Impact Team Lieutenant I Robert Miles, pulled into the Office Depot parking lot located in the 400 block of E. 2nd Street. The suspect, later identified as Stanley Umoh entered a vehicle which was parked just north of Lt. Miles' marked black and white Hybrid police vehicle. An Office Depot employee flagged down Lieutenant Miles and informed him that Umoh had just robbed the Office Depot at knifepoint. Lieutenant Miles ordered Umoh to exit the vehicle. Umoh failed to comply and pulled out of the parking stall.

Lieutenant Miles was in fear that Umoh would strike the Office Depot employee with the vehicle and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Umoh drove away from the location until his vehicle became disabled on 2nd Street and Central Avenue. Umoh abandoned the vehicle and was taken into custody by uniformed officer at 2nd Street and San Pedro Street. Officers deployed the TASER and a take down as Umoh was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed Umoh had kidnapped a cab driver at 7th Street and Alameda Street around 6:10 p.m. Umoh had also carjacked the vehicle he was driving at knifepoint at the 7/Eleven Gas Station, located in the 1800 block of East Olympic Boulevard, around 6:40 p.m.

One round traveled through the driver's seat, back to front, and struck Umoh. The round did not break the skin. Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded and transported Umoh to a local hospital where he was treated for an abrasion to the back, and a TASER dart was removed. Umoh was medically cleared and booked. A knife was recovered inside of the vehicle which was abandoned by Umoh. Lieutenant Miles and other witnesses/victims were not injured.

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 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 about this incident is urged 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.