Los Angeles: On May 31, 2020, at 4:00 pm., LAPD Pacific Division officers responded to a radio call at the 400 block of Lincoln Boulevard. During their call, the officers heard gunshots directly behind them. One of the officers felt pain to her left foot and realized she had suffered an injury from a ricochet.
While holding the perimeter for the above crime, two additional Pacific Division officers were shot at as they were directing traffic. These officers were parked at Lincoln Boulevard and Machado Street, just north of the original shooting. Two bullets struck the passenger side door of the police vehicle.
Robbery Homicide Division detectives assumed investigative responsibility. RHD was able to locate video of the suspects’ vehicle and distribute a crime alert bulletin containing a picture of the actual vehicle.
On June 3, 2020, at 8:45 p.m., uniform officers assigned to the Safe LA detail in the downtown area observed a Jeep, matching the description of the wanted vehicle, driving amongst the protesters.
The vehicle was stopped by the Street Racing Task Force and the occupants of the vehicle were detained. RHD detectives responded and interviewed the individuals.
Suspect Gabriel Estrada, age 28 and resident of Palmdale, was later booked for the attempted murder.
The case was presented to the CAPOS Division of the District Attorney Office. On June 5, 2020, five counts of attempted murder were filed on Estrada. The fifth count was filed for the victim standing with officers at the time of the shooting.
If anyone has additional information we are asking to please call LAPD Robbery Homicide Division at 213-486-6910. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.