Los Angeles: On February 10, 2015, around 7:45 a.m., Criminal Gang Homicide Group officers were conducting a follow up investigation in the 7200 block of 10th Avenue.
As officers were driving on 10th Avenue they observed several individuals in an alley way where one individual was holding a firearm. Officers saw that individual pointing the firearm at another individual. Officers ordered him to drop the weapon multiple times. The individual ignored the officer’s commands and an officer involved shooting occurred.
One of the individuals in the group, a 15-year-old male, sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper back. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and transported him to a local hospital where he received treatment and was released to his mother. No officers were injured during this incident.
Further investigation revealed that the weapon being used was a replica firearm, which has been booked as evidence at Scientific Investigation Division.
Force Investigation Division investigators responded to the incident 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 Departments 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 is asked 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.