March 30, 2021
UPDATE The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Wilshire Division Detectives Lieutenant Victor Arrellano, Serial No. 33303.
**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 (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Off-Duty Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Hollenbeck Division.
On March 17, 2021 around 12:15 p.m. an off-duty LAPD lieutenant was in Hollenbeck Area when he observed suspects inside of a vehicle. The lieutenant saw a passenger in the vehicle shoot a victim standing on the sidewalk. The suspects drove in the officer’s direction and an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. It is not believed that the suspects were struck by the gunfire, and they fled the scene. The victim who was shot by the suspects was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. There were no other injuries.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded to the scene and monitored the investigation.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, 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 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 was reasonable.