Man Armed with Shot-Gun Results In Officer Involved Shooting NR13269ne

August 7, 2013

August 8, 2013

Updated: The officer involved in the
below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Albert

August 7, 2013

Los Angeles: On July 28, 2013, around
12:45 a.m., officers assigned to the 77th Street Area Domestic
Abuse Response Team (DART) were driving a plain dual purpose
police car east on 54th Street approaching the traffic signal at
Normandie Avenue. Riding along with the officers were two
civilian DART advocates seated in the back seat. As the officers
were waiting for the red-light to change, a male Black ran
southbound across 54th street, carrying a pistol-grip shotgun,
toward the gas station located on the southwest corner of 54th
Street and Normandie Avenue. One of the officers exited the
vehicle and ran after the male Black suspect. The suspect turned
toward the officer and an officer involved shooting occurred. The
suspect dropped the shotgun and fled south on Normandie Avenue.
Both officers went into foot pursuit and set up a perimeter. An
extensive K-9 search failed to locate the suspect. Neither
officer was injured.

A loaded 12 gauge shotgun was recovered at the scene along with
clothing from the suspect. A surveillance video from the gas
station captured the officer involved shooting. The video was
consistent with officers’ account.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will
conduct a thorough investigation of the officer involved

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
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