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The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Humberto Franco, Serial No. 32642, North Hollywood Division.
*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**
North Hollywood: On January 26, 2018, around 2:03 a.m., officers assigned to North Hollywood Area Patrol initiated a vehicle pursuit of an unreported stolen vehicle. The vehicle pursuit ended when the suspect, identified as Montel Glover, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The officers chased Glover a short distance, when they observed him brandish a handgun in their direction, which resulted in an Officer-Involved-shooting (OIS). Glover, who was not struck by the officer’s gunfire, fired two rounds as he continued running from officers.
The officers established containment of the area and Glover was taken into custody without incident when he attempted to walk out of the perimeter.
A loaded semiautomatic handgun was recovered in close proximity to where Glover was taken into custody. No officers were injured during this incident.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene 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.
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.