Los Angeles: On June 25, 2020, Southeast Area patrol officers were responding to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon radio call at 111th Street and Towne Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Officers observed possible suspects in the 10900 block of South Avalon Boulevard and gave chase on foot. At least one of the suspects shot at the officers while in foot pursuit. Officers did not return fire. Fortunately, neither of the officers were struck by gunfire.
The officers established a perimeter and detained several suspects who were subsequently identified to be involved in the initial Assault with a Deadly Weapon. One AR-15 type rifle was recovered from the crime scene along with ballistic evidence to support a shooting had occurred. The investigation is preliminary and still ongoing.
One of the suspects detained was identified as being the suspect who fired a weapon at pursuing officers. That suspect was arrested and booked for Attempted Murder. His booking information is as follows:
Arrestee: Quamontae Smith Booking #: 5960802 Date of Birth: 07/02/94 (25-years-old) Date and Time of Arrest: 06/25/20 at 7:30 a.m. Booking Charge: 664/187 PC – Attempted Murder
Anyone with any additional information should contact the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division at (213)486-6890. 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.