Man Arrested for Assault Against Police Sergeant NR20219wc

September 1, 2020

Los Angeles: On August 31, 2020,
around 6:50 p.m., a police sergeant was exiting a parking lot at
the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Station in the
2700 block of Temple Street. He was driving an unmarked police SUV.
As the sergeant pulled out of the parking lot on Benton Way, a male
suspect threw a glass jar candle at his front windshield. After the
jar hit the windshield, the sergeant stopped and saw the suspect
standing in front of a residence. The suspect fled into the
residence and a perimeter was established.

Elvis Ayala, 38-years-old, was taken into custody and booked for
245(c) PC, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer. Ayala
is being held, without bail, at the Metropolitan Detention Center
due to a parole hold.

Fortunately, the sergeant driving the SUV was not injured during
this incident. The damage to the vehicle is seen in the below

Major Crimes Division will be handling the investigation. Ayala is
the suspect of an additional incident at the Metropolitan Police
Station which occurred on August 20th, 2020. During that incident,
Ayala threw a metal candlestick at a large Special Weapons and
Tactics (SWAT) vehicle. The candlestick caused a dent to the rear
of the vehicle.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Major Crimes
Division at 213-486-7280. 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 Tipsters may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3
Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers
as their local program.