UPDATE June 19, 2019
The involved officer in this incident has been identified as Police Officer II Jonathan Hiliger, Serial No. 41868, assigned to Hollenbeck Area.
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in which officers shot a man armed with a handgun.
On June 5, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., in the 100 block of N. Myers Street, officers assigned to Hollenbeck Area Gang Enforcement Detail conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with tinted windows, a violation of 26708(a) of the Vehicle Code. A male passenger ran from the vehicle and the officers chased him on foot. The male, later identified as 27-year-old Jose Abel Iribe, was armed with a handgun. Iribe did not comply with the officers’ commands, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. After being shot, Iribe threw the handgun over a fence, where detectives later recovered it.
While the officers were attempting to take Iribe into custody, he continued to refuse to follow the officers’ commands. A TASER was used and Iribe was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment for a gunshot wound. No officers were injured.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the investigation.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD’s policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
During business hours at 213-486-5230; • During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247); • Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting “LAPD” and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or • Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.