Accidental Discharge of a Firearm NR10056gb

February 1, 2010

Los Angeles:  A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer discharged his firearm accidently over the weekend as he was participating in a building search, looking for a suspect.

On January 27, 2010, at about 6 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an “assault with deadly weapon” at a residence in the 4900 block of North Clybourn Avenue.  When the officers arrived they were met by Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) paramedics, treating a male for multiple stab wounds and lacerations.  After an initial investigation, a search team was formed in order to look for any additional suspect(s) or victim(s).

During the search, police officer I, one year and two months with the Department, unintentionally discharged one round from his service pistol.

No suspect(s) or victims(s) were located during the search, and there were no injuries as a result of the unintended discharge.

Force Investigation Division personnel are investigating this incident.

North Hollywood Area Detectives are investigating the crime related to the victim’s injuries.  The suspect in this case has not been identified and remains at large.