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Los Angeles: On May 17, 2013, around 9:15 p.m., Foothill Area patrol officers were patrolling the area of Gladstone Avenue and Hoyt Street.
The officers saw two individuals on the roadway, in violation of 21956 (a) VC. The officers illuminated their spotlight towards the violators, (later identified) as Jeremy Marks and Akira Nohara. Marks and Nohara looked at the officers and ran eastbound on Hoyt Street. The officers followed them in their police vehicle at which time Marks removed a black semiautomatic pistol from his waistband and pointed it at the officers. An officer-involved shooting occurred, involving Officer Peraza.
Marks fell to the ground and Nohara continued running. Officers requested additional help and Marks was taken into custody. With the assistance of the air ship, a perimeter was established and Nohara was taken into custody without incident.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported Marks to a local hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds. He was listed in critical but stable condition. No officers were injured.
Force Investigation Division responded and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
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 go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.